Every winter around the holidays, Marisa buys a bag of mixed nuts. We bake them in the oven until they’re just right and have them for a few weeks to enjoy. Some burn of course, and when you crack that overcooked almond, hazelnut, or walnut it really has a bad taste. However, when you crack into the perfectly baked nut, the taste brings me back to the winters before. It reminds me of warmth our home brings during those cold nights of winter. As I sat here on this New Year’s Day doing nothing but watching movies and drinking wine with my wife, I cracked open a few nuts. I started looking at the textures and angle of each individual one. They really are interesting to look at.  I had to grab my camera and start snapping.