Winter is late this year.
We’ve been told that this year has been the warmest on record and certainly this autumn has been unseasonably mild. But since Friday, the temperatures here in the UK have dropped dramatically and this morning was the first ‘proper’ frost of the season.
I have childhood memories of going to see the local bonfire and firework display on November 5th, and remembering how cold it was, but Nov 5th this year was incredibly mild, if a little wet.
But now the winter is here and that’s good. It’s good to notice the changing of the seasons, to feel the wheel of the year turn as we fall a little faster towards the winter solstice.
And from the solstice, the shortest day, we start to see the days getting longer and growth will return, although it’ll be a few months before things warm up!