I dislike December. Not the month itself, but all the weird pressure so many humans (including me sometimes) feel to spend money they don't have on crap they and their families and friends don't need. And if you complain about it in any way, people get defensive. It's complicated, right? The holidays. If you remove money and junk and baggage from this time of year what is left? 

Stark, black branches against cool gray skies...

Intricate black profiles