January 17, 2012

Time to hibernate

We’re heading for a high of 7 degrees F on Thursday, with intermittent flurries throughout the week. But the other day when the temps were a little milder, I jaunted outside to snap a few shots of the evergreens coated in snow and ice.




The rabbits are hiding out now in their favorite bushes.


The Lamium is cuddling around the base of the picnic table.


The bench on the front porch reminds me of summer days I spent there with a cool drink in hand.


The precious Hellebores are tucked under a warm blanket of snow, just waiting for warmth and their chance to unfurl.


The wood pile is ready for a toasty fire.


And Ginger and Oreo are waiting for me to grab a good book and cuddle up on the couch.

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  1. I'd be hibernating too!!! Take care and stay warm. Spring will come again :-)

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement! The forecast isn't too bad, so for now we're just bundling up and staying inside as much as possible. :)

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  2. A proper winter beautifully shot - they make me feel cold just looking at them - your cats have the right idea.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine! Yes, the cats have a pretty good life in the warm house. Ginger occasionally makes a mad dash to get outside--even in subzero weather!

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  3. We have high winds, cold and more snow...wish I could hibernate and work from home!!

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    1. That's sounds like a good idea, Donna. If I didn't have to go out, I wouldn't mind the winter so much!

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  4. Aw, Ginger and Oreo are cute! Beautiful snowy pictures. Hope you stay warm!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, we're pretty toasty at home. Very fortunate to have comfortable shelter and warm kitties to cuddle with. :)

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    1. Aren't they cute? They definitely have issues, but for the most part they bring much joy and comfort. :)

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  6. Looks like you have plenty of firewood! Stay warm!

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    1. Yep, it's always fun to have warm fires going on the weekend. Although we're forecasted to have mild temps again on Sunday and Monday. :)

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  7. You and your cats have the right idea! There is something comforting about cozying up by the fire and reading a book.

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    1. Yes, in winter that is my favorite thing to do! Lots of time for book reading and blog hopping on the really cold days! :)

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  8. Pretty images and so true, a time for rest and hibernation. Ginger and Oreo have the right idea.

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    1. They are very happy cats, but alas I think even they get bored when they're stuck in a closed-up house for too long. They love to sit in the open windowsill during the summer months and meow at the birds and critters!

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  9. I loved your hellebore photo--so different than the ones on all the other blogs :-).

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    1. Yes, I was feeling left out and disappointed that nothing was blooming here. Then the snow and the subzero weather hit, so I'm glad the plants have insulation. Now I'm hoping for an early show of blooms in late February or early March. We'll see...

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  10. It's been cold and windy here... Love your cats! I've got one of those :)

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    1. Stay warm! We're just coming out of the deep freeze and it sounds like it's out east now. Brrrr... Aren't cats fun?!

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  11. I kind of envy you Beth for getting to experience the hibernation/slow down time that is winter. Here in South Texas, we don't get to do that. The seasons don't change much. There's something magical and also right about winter, the changing of the seasons. I miss that. Beautiful pictures too :)

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    1. Gosh, Diane. Thanks for saying that! I envy you the continuous warmth and the fun of year-round gardening! But I suppose it's nice to have a breather to regroup each year. And of course I can visit your blog to see green growing things. :)

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  12. Yes, it is winter, and we are OK with that! Still, I am excited for the longer days and for spring to get here.

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    1. Me, too! I hope you're feeling better, Sue. It's no fun being cold and sick. The longer days will make a huge difference in my mood! Now all I want to do when I get home from work is crash on the couch!

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  13. I like to hibernate in the winter, too. The last few days have been really cold here, a great time for staying inside and curling up with a good book. Ginger and Oreo have the right idea!

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    1. Yes, they are my constant winter companions when I'm home! If I sit down, they're on my lap nearly instantaneously. They're nice little heaters!

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