We've passed the winter solstice. That means that, despite an expected high of 55 degrees today here in Connecticut, we are officially in winter. Several months of cold, messy weather are ahead of us.
However, spring is coming, too.
Every day we get a minute or two of additional sunlight (as Australia loses light). By the end of January we'll have nearly an hour more "day" and an hour less "night" than today.
Despite the coming blizzards, the earth beneath our snow shovels will be inexorably warming up.
In about seven weeks, as we eat our Valentine candy, crocuses will pop up through the snow.
Unless Kim Jong Un does something really stupid.