The sun is shining on this last day of the year, but it isn't warm enough to melt the frozen surface of the dog's water bowl or keep me from huffing on my icy fingertips. So imagine my surprise when I saw this curious mantis checking me out from the top of my struggling fig tree. I got to thinking about my usual resolutions.... and decided to toss them all in favor of just one. I resolve to be more mindful next year. Pay more attention to my world. Who knows what adventures it will lead to?