We had our first snowfall the other day. I went out early, before the town awoke, and took some photographs. The morning after a night of heavy snowfall is very peaceful. The town is quiet, and the air is crisp and fresh.
Winter, like the other seasons, inspired the famous haiku master, Matsuo Basho, to create haiku. Here is one of his most famous winter haiku (translated by R. Hass).
in a world of one colour
the sound of wind.
(*solitude = being alone/loneliness)