There are those who drown in the joylessness of the winter months, whose lives are sapped of energy by the dark days and long cold nights.
Others feel their hearts pierced by the absence of sunshine.
But even as November sucks the colour from our lives, turns beautiful pink blooms to a mushy brown, we must remember that nature is already preparing for spring.
and the buds beginning to appear.
There are hidden flowers and berries for the birds.