Winter

Winter (/ˈwɪntər/ WIN-tər) is the coldest season of the year in temperate climates, between autumn and spring. At the winter solstice, the days are shortest and the nights are longest, with days lengthening as the season progresses after the solstice.

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    We know of no scripture which records the pure benignity of the gods on a New England winter night. Their praises have never been sung, only their wrath deprecated. The best scripture, after all, records but a meagre faith. Its saints live reserved and austere. Let a brave, devout man spend the year in the woods of Maine or Labrador, and see if the Hebrew Scriptures speak adequately to his condition and experience.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    And now the winter sea:
    Within her hollow rind
    What sleek facility
    Of sea-conceited scop
    To plumb the nether mind!
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    The winter owl banked just in time to pass
    And save herself from breaking window glass.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)