Today is the winter soltstice. It's said to be "the shortest day of the year." Actually, today is just as long as other days -- but there is less daylight time.
Starting tomorrow, we get about a minute or two more sunlight each day. It can be confusing, because we're just starting winter, but the extra sunlight will be warming up the planet.
Before long, the crocuses will be popping up, and then the '78 Fiat comes out of the garage and the cover comes off the pool.
As I kid, I hated November, because there was so little daylight for playing after school. That didn't matter in December, because of the focus on holidays.
This morning the temperature reached 57 here in Connecticut. I drove with my sun roof and windows open. I'm focusing on spring. Winter hasn't been much fun since around 1966.