No matter where you are on the planet, the hours of light and dark are at their shortest and longest duration. Isn't that magical?
For me - it's winter solstice. The shortest day (daylight hours) of the year; the hours of longest dark.
I wish everyone a very wonderful and peaceful day and wish for everyone a very very good new year to come.
(not my picture)
Oddly enough, this morning when I went outside, it's all frozen and gorgeous - but no snow.