I took this picture outside of our house Friday night. We always keep our tree up through Epiphany. (Pardon for my less than stellar photography skills.) It kind of made me sad. Inside, it was all warm and shiny - outside, it was dark and kind of gloomy...a dichotomy, of sorts.
Yesterday, I brought down the boxes and took a few ornaments off the tree. We will finish the task today.
It is always sad to put away the last bits of Christmas.
The good thing is that it will come around again...