The last few days the dullness and short days of December have become very noticeable. It can be clear but it's dull with long shadows. The sun is low in the sky so looking south the sun shines directly in your eyes.
We are fortunate that we are in the middle of a long mild spell ( Highs 6 C ( 44 F)( Lows minus 5 C( 22 F) )or this could be a very cold time with little sunlight. The sun rose this morning at 8:35 and set this afternoon at 4:22 so we get about seven hours and 47 minutes of sunlight.
This was taken about 9:30 AM so the sun is still low on the horizon.
Sometimes when you look at a photo you see something different than when you were shooting. So I noticed the grayness and brown vegetation and dark trees. I caught the old abandoned water tower peaking through the trees. It is about 2 km from me.