In a previous post, I gave Fall 2010 its title of being the ugliest autumn in my 57 years. Barring proven steroid use, the record stands.

If I had the new camera Santa will get herself this Christmas, I would have done my neighbor’s tree more justice. But I think I was able to capture the idea that, within trends and patterns, Life will throw some marvelous exceptions in your face just to f**k with you.

Or maybe to get you to stop underestimating it.