Happy New Year! I received these photos recently from Pam Mannino, who dropped by the bench with her sister in October last year. I love the magic of these interactions that she was able to capture. I have been back to the neighborhood recently to dogsit and catsit again. There’s a hush over everything in the winter months as very few neighbors are out. C and R have colorful lights strung all over the trees and shrubs in their front yard. I am looking forward to Springtime.