The winter solstice (or hibernal solstice), also known as midwinter, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year. In the Northern Hemisphere this is the December solstice and in the Southern Hemisphere this is the June solstice.
This year in Melbourne we had a suitably cold, grey, wet and wintry day marking this annual occasion.
This post is part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.