The Onset of Winter
This past few days have been very cold and frosty - so cold that I can no longer call it autumn and am forced to acknowledge the onset of winter.
Don't get me wrong: I like winter, just not as much as autumn, or any of the other seasons for that matter. It just has a tendency to drag on and on, until I wonder whether spring will ever arrive. Every year around the middle of January I find myself hating the snow and missing the green grass, moss and leaves so terribly. However, it's not that bad yet, and I am even looking forward to a bit of snow now that the Yule season is fast approaching. I have decided that rather than wishing fervently for spring, I will try to enjoy the winter a bit more and fight to keep the winter depression away with all the dullness and loss of creativity it usually brings.
So, in celebration of the winter season, here are some photos I took on my woodland walk today.
I felt as though I was peering into a crystal cave.
A tiny shard of ice.
Ice has began forming in the stream, creating beautiful crystalline structures.
Has winter arrived where you live?