close up view

the gathering of elves for the annual tree decorating, which used to take much more time. arms and legs reach further now, minds are more clever and the assembly simply faster. ladders are no longer necessary for retrieving boxes from the garage shelves. and all is well, illuminated in sparkling white Christmas lights, and i am pleased to have had the company of so many years. it's one of those gifts that keeps giving, 
as this is for now, the view from my studio workspace:
joyful, joyful. :) thanks, friends.