Lit up trees are seen at a country house estate in the village of Grabovnica near Cazma, central Croatia December 6, 2011. The seven-hectare estate owned by the Salaj family is lit with 1.2 million Christmas lights and turns into a winter wonderland every December, attracting thousands of visitors. Picture taken December 6, 2011. REUTERS/Nikola Solic (CROATIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, greets people during a parade in central St. Petersburg, December 25, 2011. Russians traditionally celebrate the coming of the New Year on December 31 and Orthodox Christmas on January 7. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Athletes dressed as Santa Claus jump on the Mediterranean sea as they take part in the Copa Nadal in the northern Spanish port of Barcelona, Spain Sunday, Dec 25, 2011. The Copa Nadal (Christmas Cup) is a traditional swimming competition that takes place in Barcelona every December 25th, where participants swim 200 meters in the open sea in the port of Barcelona. (AP Photo/Emiliio Morenatti)
I love to write, read, paint, draw, take photos, listen to music, travel, and stargaze. If I could live my life over again I would be an astronomer.
“Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
Arthur C. Clarke