Winter and Season
Winter is the coldest season of the year. December and January are chiefly the winter months. During winter, cold winds blow from the north. Thick fog often hides the sun, and cold becomes severe.
The poor people suffer during the winter for want of warm clothes. They are seen basking in the sun, or sitting around the fire, to keep their body warm. People wear warm clothes and use blankets, quilts, etc. to protect themselves from severe cold. Winter is a pleasant season for those who can afford warm clothes.
In winter, various fruits like orange, grapes, apples and vegetables like cabbage, turnips, cauliflower, radish tomato, etc. grow in abundance in India. Winter is the sowing season for wheat, barley and a few other crops. Winter gives us various kinds of seasonal flowers, dalais, roses and many other beautiful flowers.
In India we count six seasons in all. Winter is one of them. Winter is the cold season of the year. Cold wind beings to blow since early November and since ten the gelid dew begins to fail. Still November and December are never named as Winter. They are called the Dewy Season. Winter begins over the two months. January and February.
Winter comes after the dewy season. Hence, there are no more clouds in they sky. The winter sky is clear and blue. Paths are dry and they are open to all places. The winter sun is mild and warm. No kind of epidemic is found in this season. The peasants are full of mirth. They reap their rich harvest. The winter crops grow in plenty. Winter is a season of fruits. many kinds of fruit come to the market. Orange and grapes are the most common.
The winter season is full of beautiful sconces. The gelid drops of dew fall on the green turfs. They, look as beautiful as pearls. The colours of rising sun is deep-red. The sun gives rise to golden colour in the fallen drops of dew. Different kinds of flower bloom in different colours. Some flowers are milk-white, some are