One of the best things about winter, from a photographer's perspective, is the light -- the low sun makes for a an almost all-day-long 'golden hour', and when combined with the stark, leafless trees, can provide some wonderful picture opportunities.
The cold weather also brings frequently gloomy skies, but every now and then the clouds clear enough for the low sun to shine through.
Even with a slightly warmer tone, the impression is still one of coldness, due to the bare branches and softer, weaker light.
Careful positioning of the camera can make the sun look even lower than it actually is.
Photos taken at Carlton Marshes nature reserve.