We all have simple ways of noticing that Winter is coming along. For some it's a simple glance at a calendar. For others it officially begins when the big winter coat is worn for the first time of the year.
For me it's when I shower in the morning.
Well I always shower, but I know it's winter when I start putting on the heater in my bedroom to full blast so that when I emerge from the bathroom in the morning and get ready to change, I'm greeted by a blasted of hot air.
Some may claim that this is a terrible waste of energy. I say this is but a small price to pay for having at least 5 minutes of my day not suck.
You be the judge.