The photograph was taken on December 17th.
Today the temperature is at -4 °C. Later this week the forecast promises as cold as -20 °C weather. That would feel like winter, especially if there would be a little bit of snow as well. For two weeks we have had warm weather, and it has been dark. The length of day is today six hours, 14 minutes longer than at the shortest.
(Posting title is from the poem Now you are all here you might as well know... by Thomas James Merton.)