Welcome to Winter. Just moments ago Winter officially began. I used to love winter and cold weather but I realized a couple winters ago that I am now the older I get- am growing to hate it. I have a feeling this winter is going to be- to quote George Harrison ‘a long, cold, lonely winter.” On a positive note- this will be the shortest day of the year- as far as daylight is concerned. Spring begins in 89 days- at 5:37 AM EST on March 20, 2021.