you know it’s cold outside …

November 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm 13 comments

… when Robins fluff up their feathers

and cats cover their noses.

1°c at the allotment this morning.  Chilling with Billy on the sofa now 😮

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  • 1. Simon  |  November 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    And there is ice on the inside of the greenhouse windows

  • 2. nina - tabiboo  |  November 27, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I’m sat here with a hot water bottle on my lap – no snow as yet though!

    Nina xxx

  • 3. Angela De Souza  |  November 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Ah what gorgeous photos! Yes it is getting cold isn’t it 🙂

  • 4. Johanna GGG  |  November 27, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    cute robin pic – hope s/he is not too cold!

  • 5. Ann  |  November 28, 2010 at 10:43 am

    When I got up this morning it was -9C outside, I won’t be going out. We’ve got snow and I can’t see it melting for a while. Love the robin picture, it’s the wood pigeons I’ve been watching, they’ve got their heads tucked down and feathers fluffed out.

  • 6. mangocheeks  |  November 28, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I am sitting comfy in the flat with lots of layers and thick socks. Lovely photographs.

  • 7. Joanna @ Zeb Bakes  |  November 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Lovely pics! we know it’s cold when we wake up with two poodles in the middle of the bed. Chaffinches, robins, goldfinches investigating the seed heads on the verbena bonariensis… it’s all go in our little garden. The raised veg bed turns into a huge bird feeding station, (the dogs can’t get up there).

  • 8. Nip it in the bud  |  November 28, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Simon – you’ve reminded me of past cars and houses. Ice on the inside, decidedly brrrrr

    Nina – hope that’s for total pleasure and relaxation and not because you’ve succumbed to little Boo’s germs.

    Angela – certainly is – a white Christmas ahead perhaps?

    Johanna – passed the fluffy feather test so I think he’ll be fine ;o)

    Ann – yikes, that’s really cold. At least you can see the birds from the warm side of the window

    MC – best place to be!

    Joanna – I know what you mean with pets on the bed. If I sit down for even a few minutes Billy climbs up on my lap. It’s the best reason for taking a break 😮
    I bet the birds are delighted with their buffet table veg patch!

  • 9. Mark Willis  |  November 28, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    That Robin is almost completely spherical ! Reminds me of a picture in a children’s book…

  • 10. Simon  |  November 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    brrrr it was even colder today, yes I got ice on the inside of my kitchen window! the only one that isn’t double glazed!

  • 11. Mollie Bonard  |  December 8, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Like the bees on your jars.

    I am also sitting with the cats & dog around the open fire roasting chestnuts.

    • 12. Nip it in the bud  |  December 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm

      Hi Molly, a recycled honey jar given to me by a friend. cute isn’t it.
      What do you have to do to your bees to keep them safe through the winter?
      We’ve been spending lots of time snuggled up indoors underneath a cat or two! No chestnuts though, we have to wait to come to George’s for that :o)

  • 13. Bilbo  |  December 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Billy has definitely got the right idea!!


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