"The ground bears a rich carpet of fallen leaves, as the trees prepare for Winter's annual assault."(qfg4)
"Pine trees grow in profusion in this cool climate. In Winter they needle the decidious trees mercilessly."
"I'm going south for the winter, down where the nights are balmy and so am I. Heading for Silmaria, land of winter waterland -- where there is no snow nor cold wind to blow. Up here, the winter is so cold, even the wind howls about it."
"...winter. It gets kind of boring swimming under the ice for three months or more..." (QFG4)