It’s the first day of winter, and New Englanders are making the best of it

Even though parts of the Boston region have already experienced single-digit temperatures and a few inches of snow, the winter solstice brought blue skies and plenty of sunshine. The National Weather Service in Taunton predicts the East Coast will see milder temperatures for the rest of the week.

New Englanders marked the winter solstice—the first day of winter and the shortest day of the year—by posting warm thoughts on social media:

… by crossing their fingers and hoping for the best:

… by appreciating the season’s beauty:

Last one. Surreal sky #wintersolstice #sky #concord #newhampshire #usa #december202016 #sunset

A photo posted by Stephen Wayne Fumio Berwick (@stephenwaynefumio) on

… and, in some cases, by counting the days until spring:

 

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