During the winter, temperatures aren't the only things that fall. In the winter months, the sun is lower in the sky, casting a long shadow on everything that the light touches.
They may catch our eye from time to time, but usually we are more preoccupied. We walk and drive around, more worried about the light on other things.
However, if we slow down a bit and look, the simplest of shadows can have a presence, an almost tangible form to be savored.
At this time of year, with no roses to smell, perhaps we should stop and savor the shadows.