When is it officially winter?

Yesterday, we met some friends and went to the park – I think (apart from last weekend), it is the first time that I really felt my lack of hat and gloves.  Apparently, the astronomical winter starts on 21 December but the meteorological winter begins on 1 December – I think I probably agree with the second one.  It’s very dark here now and the leaves are pretty much gone from the trees.

Like this one
Like this one
And this
And this

Although, I think some plants have been confused by the warm November.  One tree I passed had blossom on it.

It's FAR too early for blossom
It’s FAR too early for blossom

 

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