In case it's not obvious from previous posts, I really like the photographic opportunities winter provides. At a latitude of around 52°, by mid-December there's a mere 7 hours and 45 minutes of daylight, and the sun barely reaches 14° above the horizon, so shadows are long throughout the day.
12:30, and the sun is at its highest point of the day.
With the sun so low, it's hard to see to the south.
The long shadows are particularly good for bringing out the texture of things.
Tracks created by a large earth-moving vehicle.
The low side lighting also creates strong geometric shapes.
Sometimes the light adds even more mystery to an already odd scene.