Winter is a season of recovery and preparation.
I have spent the last few weeks organizing, cataloging, writing, thinking, planning, strategizing, and coordinating. Although not technically winter, this is the season for many temperate climate field biologists to hunker down to think, ruminate, analyze. We look out our office window and wish we could be out there (but not really because it is unpleasantly cold and windy). With fondness, we recall the scorching days of summer, not quite believing they were really that hot.