This first day of winter, also called the Winter Solstice, falls on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 . Because of the tilt of the earth, the northern hemisphere, is facing away from the sun. It is the shortest day of the year, and the least amount of sunlight.
When I lived in the northeast, New York, it was cold, wet, and somewhat miserable the entire season. However, one can't deny the beauty of the first snow blanketing the ground, Jack Frost on the windows, and icicles hanging and sparkling from tree branches. The first snow was always a sight to see especially when the moon cast its blue shadows on the sparkly white, untouched snow.
I have fond memories of winter walks to school in freezing weather. To get winter beauty, you have to put up with the cold!
Enjoy your winter where ever you may be!