Google, on Saturday, marked the first day of winters or the winter solstice with an animated Doodle depicting a glove and a scarf being knitted in the shape of its logo.
Unlike the dull and the grey winters the doodle, created by German illustrator Christoph Niemann, is a cheery one in bright blue, green, yellow and red.
The winter solstice is the shortest day and longest night of the year, but not the coldest day of the season which generally comes later.
The solstice occurs when the sun is at its greatest height as observed from the South Pole and generally falls either on December 21 or on December 22.
Though, you might believe you've already experienced winters, today is the day the season 'officially' begins. The days would start getting longer for the next six months and the nights, shorter.
Today also marks the summer solstice for the southern hemisphere.
Twitter was, as usual, gaga about the doodle.
"Awesome Google doodle :D" tweeted @DsilvaStar. Another user @thelaundry tweeted "Yay for winter solstice and yay for hand knitted google doodle..."
Here are some more tweets about the doodle:
Check out google today for a fantastic knitted google doodle :D http://t.co/k8mfJ1MqZf— baa ram ewe (@baarameweknits) December 21, 2013
ChennaiMadras peeps be all like, 'But what does today's Google Doodle mean?"— Sabbah Haji (@imsabbah) December 21, 2013
Yay - a knitting Google Doodle for the "first day of winter"! (In the UK, at least!)— Liz Marley (@greensideknits) December 21, 2013
The google doodle for today is absolutely fabulous. It isn't even a proper day they just used it as an excuse for knitting— Hannah Ford (@FordIsInTheRoom) December 21, 2013
Loving the Google doodle, very Keith Haring!— Ciarán (@Ciaranlee123) December 21, 2013
Loving Google's knitted doodle for Winter Solstice.— Olivia Manship (@OManship) December 21, 2013
Today's Google Doodle tells me it's the 'first day of winter'. Google are clearly not based in Scotland.— John McCallum (@JohnMcCallum) December 21, 2013
Other popular Google Doodles of 2013: