~~Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd"... a day which had a summer face and a winter constitution - a fine January morning, when there was just enough blue sky visible to make cheerfully-disposed people wish for more, and an occasional gleam of silvery sunshine..."
I'm enjoying this book! The writing paints vivid mind-pictures. Perfect for ever shorter days.
I'd stay and write more, but the book calls and I have hours of 'other' to accomplish before I earn my Hardy reward!