We can tell that winter has finally arrived because:

  • It’s extremely cold out
  • Pools and puddles of water have taken on a hard, shiny appearance
  • Winterwatch has been on tele, though sadly I’ve mostly missed it
  • Snow has happened, with more promised for tomorrow
  • This blog has been hibernating, but fear not, the occasional flurry of activity will occur
  • The hits for the Fox prints in the snow post have gone through the roof, as they do every winter.