How can it be December already?  We have had hardly a break, moving into our winter activities.  We are doing winter pruning and tying-up of vines.  It's fun to be thinking already of preparations in anticipation of the next growing season.  Mostly it's nice to enjoy the new vistas of winter-time, with bare vines and the stark shapes of the dormant trees, contrasting with the evergreen of the pines, cedars, and holly. We are thankful for each of you, and we wish you all the best of the season!