Winter officially arrives at 6:38 p.m., the exact time of the winter solstice. This is also the shortest day of the year, meaning that for those looking forward to summer, you’re on the upswing from here. For the rest of us, it means that winter is officially here!

We’ve had the ground covered with snow and unless something goes terribly wacky in the next couple days, we will have a white Christmas – at least there will be snow on the ground, although there really isn’t any in the forecast.

I love the snow and everything covered in white – yesterday in the morning, everything was frosty white, we had freezing frost which gave us a beautifully sparkly winter landscape.