Factors like the sun being lower in the sky, cleaner air and a lack of humidity tends to imbue the colder months' sunsets and sunrises with a more spectacular spectrum of colours for longer.
Here are some of our favourite pictures taken over the last few days by our talented readers and followers on Instagram (@expressandstar):
West Park in Wolverhampton, photographed by Lyndsay Anderson
Milking Bank in Dudley, photographed by Melvin Cooper
Haden Hill, photographed by Gemma Cross
Canals in Wordsley, photographed by Sally Shillingford/@sally_ann_photography_xx
Have you got a photo from around the West Midlands you're proud of and would like to shout about? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag it with #expressandstar on Instagram to share it with us.