It is tough to get any kind of properly exposed shot of our tree as there are no "easy bounce" options off a ceiling in our family room. We have a cathedral ceiling with very large and very dark pine beams that cast nasty shadows. I lucked out a little on this shot though as it is more of a macro.
First good storm of the season has come and gone, we no longer see the ground it is snow, snow, snow everywhere we look. I'd wanted to get a shot outdoors today, but there were flurries all day long (at least it would snow whenever I got a free moment to use the camera).
We have another snowstorm tomorrow, winter is definitely here.