Our Christmas tree was a redwood sapling that sprouts from the same trunk every year. It lives on one of our instructor's property, and he recuts the sapling each year.
The end of the year brought good-byes to our fellow classmate and friend, Niklas, who is going back to Sweden, and one of our instructors, Greg, who only teaches in the fall semester. We'll miss them both, but in their places we welcome two additions to the next half of the year--our classmate Lymond and instructor Ejler.
Now it's on to the hard work of finishing our projects and preparing for the mid-winter show, which is less than a month away!