Not good for taking photos as there's generally not very much to see! It makes the world very immediate, a bit like being severely myopic.
The weather has suited the general mood at school, with many people still off-colour after a miserable time off (I've yet to encounter anyone who actually had a great holiday...). And on top of that an ex-student died just before Christmas, he was 18 and a lovely boy. Many of the current kids were friends with him and are very sad, as are the staff.
I, the lover of winter, find myself longing for some sunshine.