All of which reminds me of a Punch cartoon I saw in the 1980s, probably in a dentist's waiting room, which pictured a man looking stricken whilst gazing out of a window watching the four horsemen ride past. His wife is saying to him, "What's the matter with you? It's not the end of the world."
Although, to pursue an Advent theme, it could be at any time - for each of us.
But here, today, the low winter sun is shining through the morning mist; it's a beautiful and God-given day.