An experiment with a "new" / "old" variation that worked well. Took a fair bit of "playing" to get this image.
The wallpaper version is available at the preceding link.
Today's Gratitude Item: The year that has been and the year that is to come. 2011 had its ups and downs but for me it was pretty good - especially as this is the first year where I have not had to worry about finding a new job in the new year due to an ending contract. Being "permanent full time" has been wonderful. I'm looking forward to 2012 - especially as this will be the first time ever that I only teach seniors (yay).