The first real touches of winter are appearing one after the other.
The days are getting shorter and the shadows are getting longer.
The thermometer is inching lower towards minus degrees.
The snow is falling along the shores and in the mountains making the short days brighter.
Soon the sun will disappear behind the mountains until late January.
However, the holiday season is just around the corner and the Christmas lights are popping up almost everywhere and help make the dark days bright and beautiful.