There’s magic in the moment, and joy in the seeing! May your holiday be one of peace, pleasure, serenity, and meditation! This is a world of grim depths as well as exalted heights, but for a while we can forget the terror and despair and focus on the awe and wonder in the knowledge that the days will grow longer and a new year is coming soon. This is a world of finite limits, but with infinite possibilities.
I took this photograph of a hibiscus flower in my garden on a rainy day in December using my macro flash to stop the motion of the flower in the wind. Thus we stop time at this time of year, and spend a little quiet time with our families.