Sunday, 14 December 2014

Cold and frosty morning

 It is early, a cold and frosty morning.
 A winter garden, silhouettes..................
 and ghostly forms.
 A time to stand back and just enjoy one's hard labour.
 A time for me to sit in the conservatory, with my little dog, a cup of coffee and my gardening books.
And to look upon a garden lovely enough to lift  my spirit even on the most sombre and overcast days of winter.

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful winter pictures of your garden. Until now we have not had frost to see such beautiful sceneries, but at least we have sun today. It is so nice to sit in the conservatory enjoying gardening books.
    Have a nice Sunday!

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    1. Good morning Janneke,

      We have had several frosts this winter.
      As you would know, very cold, with so much water around us.
      Thank you, hope you have a nice Sunday too!

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  2. Lovely! Your conservatory is obviously warmer than ours since when I went to get the bird seed which lives out there the thermometer told me it was below 5 degrees in ours this morning! Enjoy the moment of peace with your coffee and the view.

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    1. Morning Jane,

      It is lovely and warm. Mr P put a couple of large radiators in there and it is south facing, so even with a winter sun it is lovely and warm......more importantly light. Mr P suffers with SAD, so sitting in the conservatory reading is a lovely place for him :)

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  3. Lovely photos. The cold weather has definitely hit now, I don't think the frost has lifted here all day. You've won my little giveaway so could you please let me have your address details and I'll get the book out to you.

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    1. Thank you Jo........what a lovely surprise on a cold Monday morning.

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  4. Hi Cheryl,

    Lovely, rather you pop out into the frost than me...Warmer temperatures are due to arrive, thankfully!

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    1. It was very cold liz but extremely beautiful.

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  5. Your garden looks beautiful at any time of year Cheryl - the seedheads and grasses look particularly lovely. We have had quite a few frosts just lately too but there are still leaves on the apple tree! Very strange. Husband has been re-lining the wild life pond so that area has been quite a mess - we have finally got it all tidied and buckets of sludge distributed - the ice on the newly filled pond was frozen in ripples where the wind had caught it but I forgot to take a picture - one opportunity lost.

    Have a great week - are you all set for Christmas yet?

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    1. That is strange Elaine. One of the old oaks at the bottom of the garden has been reluctant to let go of her leaves............she will shed them soon and I will have to start raking again Ha!

      Ponds are an asset to any garden but they are hard work....I do not envy that job one little bit.
      Would love to have seen an image of the frozen ripples .

      It has been slow this year due to my husband's health but everything will be ready for the 25th..........the family will be here......I plan an old fashioned Christmas. The Grandchildren will love it.

      Have a good week Elaine.

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  6. Your frosty garden looks grand Cheryl. Here we are having a warm spell that is due to be overtaken by frost by the end of this week. We will see. We are having so many foggy days. The gloom has not relented. Keeping busy doing Christmas Bird Counts and going to Christmas parties. A busy time. I wish I could sit in your conservatory and soak up some winter sunshine and a cup of hot tea. We could talk Gardens. I can imagine all that. :) I have always wanted to sit in a conservatory and watch it snow. I can only watch out a window which is ok but I would think inside a conservatory looking out would bring you right into a blizzard. Fun times.

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    1. What a charming idea Lisa.........tea in the conservatory...........you know you are always welcome :)
      Poppi and I sat in the conservatory during a thunderstorm once....it was amazing but a little frightening. Sitting there with snow all around is beautiful........I cannot tell you just how beautiful.

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  7. Oh, what lovely photos, Cheryl! We've had nothing but grey and gloom for over a week, and I'm ready to see some sun. Although it's been frosty many mornings, I haven't seen anything as pretty as this. Busy getting ready for Christmas--it seems it takes me longer each year:) Hope all is well with you.

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    1. Thank you Rose. Grey and gloom can be so depressing......let's hope it lifts soon and blue skies return.
      We are getting there Rose....thank you for asking.

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  8. Your garden seems to love even the frost. Lovely photographs.

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