I  bought a new lens for myself for Christmas, which has inspired me to take photos again.  I archive all my digital photos on an external hard drive by month and year because it's the only way I can think to file them.  And the last few months of the year had markedly fewer photos then usual.  It's also inspired me to play around with them in PhotoShop a little more. 

Here's the original, which I loved, but was kind of boring.

And my artistic interpretation via the plastic wrap filter in PhotoShop.

This is what winter feels like to me.