The first one seemed a bit of a non-sequitur - the welcoming of Christmas lights and a sign saying "Stay Out!".
This next one a sapling catching the falling bits of the parent tree. "Don't worry mom, I got it!"
Both shot with a 7D and a 24-105.
Followed the challenge of creating and posting a photo all 365 days of 2009 (I actually made 363) . It's now 2015 - time to do some more...