Yesterday on the way home around 5pm there was a distinct difference. It was no longer dark, but twilight with bright skies visible beyond the hills. This, coupled with the fact that it wasn't actually raining for a change made the mundane commute into an enjoyable drive.
This morning was another pleasantly unusual experience, by arrival at work for 8am it was getting light.
It's nice to see the days stretch, and it'll be nice to get back outdoors in the evenings again!