To me, there is something about the new year that just needs more things to start growing. We spent part of the weekend in the front yard cutting back and cleaning out. We took a minute to appreciate that, over the years, we have planted our own mini orchard with three lemon trees (two are dwarf meyer lemons), a valencia orange tree and tangerine tree that are all finally starting to flourish. And there are a few new houseplants around here. All of this has me looking forward to a bumper tomato crop in the coming months. Hopefully 2013 is full of growth all around our house.