More candied grapefruit peel, spiced pecans, and even pomegranate syrup -- an ingredient in a really good dip one of my students brought to our last class meeting. (I'll make the dip in the next few days and share the recipe here.)
These pictures are from Tuesday when, towards four or five, I looked up from a welter of wrapping paper and cards to see a bit of a light show going on. The sun was almost behind our mountain and clouds were dodging about, giving a kind of spotlight effect to these last rays, lighting up first one area, then another for a magical few minutes.
It was a reminder, I think, to take time -- even in the midst of holiday busy-ness -- to look up, to breathe deeply, to enjoy the day before it's gone entirely.