Here along south coast of Finland we get permanent snow very often as late as in January, but first snow fall can happen in early December or even in November. That "early" snow most of times also melts away. That happened this December too. We had white ground in two days, but today nothing of the thin snow is left, when temperature is +5 °C. The main photo is however from 2nd December in 2017, while the CI is from 2nd December this year.
I envy you this slightly "sugar-coated" landscape, this whiff of winter. Both pictures transmit the term "cold" in an appropriate way. I like the slightly coloured sky with the only hinted orange above the horizon. Winter here until now - negative report.
Greetings from sunny and rather cool Westphalia! +4°C ...
I love your main with the late light allowing the stunning sky to be seen through the barren trees. The Ci is somewhat grim. We typically get snow just before our Thanksgiving, the last Thursday in November and it typically lasts all winter. How ever this year's snow fall seems to be melting....our roof & trees are clear although there is still snow on the ground. Regards, Pat