The hibernal solstice, the winter solstice, or midwinter.
I’ve come to prefer hibernal as it applies to animals that hibernate in winter.
Even the sun wants to seek shelter below the smallest ridge or tree line.
As if saying I’ve spent my time.
Saying goodnight earlier and earlier and letting the cold wind and snow have its way.
And like the other animals that shelter in their space
I too prefer to view the earth through curtains from my hiding place.