Happy Winter Eikas!

"Alternatively it may be that the air is denser in certain parts, with the result that the quivering brilliance of the solar fire is retarded beneath the earth and cannot easily penetrate the air and emerge above the horizon. This would explain why in winter nights drag on for a long time, before the dazzling diadem of day appears. [...] At length the solstice brings snow, and winter returns with numbing frost, followed by cold with teeth chattering." (Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, Book V 697-701, 748-750)

Winter Night in the Mountains by Harald Sohlberg (1914)