I think we all got so busy that we forgot to set a photo challenge for January. Barb has mentioned that she does not want to be the only person devising challenges, so I'll suggest a topic for February: RED!
Since February is the month of Valentine's Day, red seems like a natural fit. Also, since February is typically either brown or gray in Virginia (white occasional bursts of white), red will brighten an otherwise bland-colored month.
So, for the month of February, photograph some interesting red stuff - something other than, or in addition to, Valentine's decorations. We can also venture into the abstract realm by looking for patterns, shapes, etc. that feature the color red.