I spent part of my New Year's Eve doing some computer housecleaning, which involved getting rid of a lot of pictures that were clearly not worth keeping. But while doing so, I stumbled across this gem, which had been sitting in my hard drive for more than 15 months, unbeknown to me. I don't know how I managed to overlook it, but perhaps that was a good thing because I was so tickled when I finally did discover it, and that discovery brightened my entire day. What a pleasant way to end my year! I posted it on Flickr and include it here, as my first blog entry of 2009, in the hope that it will serve to honor the young woman who is its subject.