It's the second week in January. Days are getting longer and longer.
Here is the view last weekend at 9 o'clock in the morning. Barely bright enough to ride the bike to work.
In December, when rain and clouds were around, it looked equally dark till 10:30AM.
But every day is better and better. Last week it also looked just like this at 5PM. Now I can ride my bike home and arrive as late as 5:30 PM, without worrying about hitting a large pot-hole in the bike path.
Yes, things are looking up.
Here's a pic at the same time, today, just one week later than the one above.
(Admittedly, the fresh snow lightens up the scene a little.)