A breakfast under the oak tree by the pond...a most delightful way to begin the day on a cool December morning. Hot coffee in a hollyberry mug, oatmeal with cranberries, and a basket of crisp apples. December weather in SW Florida is unpredictable. We might be running the air-conditioner, or we might be warming hands and feet by a fire. That particular morning a couple of years ago was my favorite - a warming-up-around-a-fire kind of day and that is why this photo is a favorite.