Well, that moment is upon us, and since I truly meant it when I told people that I would be taking a break from blogging at Christmas, it is time to remain true to my word, and escape from the keyboard for Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day, which interestingly enough is also the 100th day that this particular Blog, Vancouver Visions, will have been been in existence. A quick look at my stats tells me that I have had in these 99 days, 4085 page views, and though it says I have 834 followers, the most important part of that stat is the 181 of those followers who are actually fellow WordPress Bloggers. If I may say so and still retain at least a modicum of humility, not all that bad for a Blog that’s had less than 75 posts, and is being written entirely by a guy who really had no idea if he was going to be able to manage surviving the first month without having a personal meltdown that he may or may not have ever recovered from. But anyway, I have survived this far, and I want to thank all you wonderful people out there who have had so much to do with that. I thank you for reading the sometimes silly stuff I write, or looking at the amateurish photos I garnish my pages with, and the art that at times strains the concept of artistic freedom, or the same for the poetry and my version of poetic license. If someone were to ask me to explain why people keep coming back to my site, I don’t think I could, but I’m glad that you do, so before I get on with the gallery that I’m going to leave here for anyone who drops by over the holidays, I just want to say thank-you to all of you one more time, and make sure you know that it really is very much appreciated. So with that all said, the gallery is made up of some photos I took of a local flock of mallards that occupy the pond at one of our neighborhood green-spaces, and the rose-hips, and the tiny little flowers were growing just on the edge of the same area. I hope you enjoy the pictures, the weather was great for the day before Christmas, and I hope that Santa is good to all of you tonight, and even more, I hope all of you are good to each other. Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night.