Yesterday we just had the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. (I imagine this would be the summer solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, as the seasons are identified by the climate, so “winter” = “cold and dark,” and “summer” would be marked by “warm and light.”)

And now “the waiting” begins… Waiting for things to warm up… But first we have to wait for the cold to settle in. Then in April spring will have “sprung,” and we can enjoy sunsets that start circa 6:00 pm.

Right now winter has officially set in, in the northern climes. While it’s not my favorite time of year, I have “cold comfort” to know that “we’re all in the same boat,” and “this too shall pass.”