However, not me, not mentally anyway. Mentally, I’m into winter already. All the signs are here.
Even in tropical West Africa I've spent many cold nights in December and January, shivering in the cold air of the Harmattan wind flowing west out to the Atlantic.
(There's much more on childhood winter joys in the book, Growing Green Two Ways! Get it now for winter reading.)
Photo: Whyskytown Nation Recreation Area, CA. National Park Service photo in the public domain via Wikimediacom.