Can't get enough of winter nights in the Midwest at the moment- the picture directly above was in fact taken at 1:30 am last week. It's that terrible time of year where the sun rises to late and sets too early, but it becomes bearable when you run around in the middle of the night taking blurry, beer-fueled photos (which can't even turn out if you're using a camera-phone). Thankfully, that's where friends come in- those friends, with the fancy Nikons and Canons with necessary flashes that illuminate the snow and beautifully display the shadows of trees against the sky. Happy Christmas to all, etc.
(Top photo of J, my husband, taking a break from the midnight photoshoot.)