I hate it when it gets dark so early. It has little bearing on goings on, though. (At least for now, only 2 days into it being noticeably cold.)
Let's hope hibernation doesn't happen at all this winter. Even though my body is constantly exhausted, I love seing explosions of activity any time a dark, cold door swings open in the middle of the night in this city. That second photo is an example: Walking toward calling it a night brought me to an art opening somewhere in between a comic book, a skate deck, and a Purple Mag party. I had no choice but to go in, do a few laps, and grin.