Happy New Year! To me, a tree is the best symbol of a new year. The way it rises up from a single point and then spreads out! It's a visual image of expansion, growth, new activities, and also continuance. The form is not that different from year to year, and it arises from the old rootstock.
This is an old shrub of ours that has morphed over the years into this lovely, twirling form. This year it is utterly loaded with red berries of a color so luscious, so full of passion and energy that I like to think of it as my image for the New Year.
Wishing you, and everyone, all the best in the coming year.