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My gardens are white and bleak and freezing …

… so cold, that the Forest Flame is sneezing !

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It’s chilly ~ and we know it’s not for laughs …

… when statues are wearing woolly scarfs …

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The paths are like skid-pads ~ crisp and dicey …

… the skimmia is looking very icy.

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So, curl up, and hide your feet and nosey …

Stay snuggled. Keep safe and warm and cosy.

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For down below the snow, all’s hunky-dory …

… soon springtime will be here in all its glory.

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Another lovely blog TT :-)))

1 Dec, 2010

 

Brilliant and so cleverly put together Oh to be poetic

1 Dec, 2010

 

Well done Terra for another very entertaining and clever blog, nice to see Conker and Truffle keeping warm and snug and wow that wonderful flower display gives us something to look forward to;0)

1 Dec, 2010

 

Have to say another brill blog and photos, hope you and the boys are keeping warm.

1 Dec, 2010

 

nice to see your plants looking so good despite the snow. your pets look really cosy too. nice winter pictures. roll on spring

1 Dec, 2010

 

Another great blog love the spring time photo and Conker and Truffle do look nice and comfy.

1 Dec, 2010

 

cosy dogs, snowy logs
brilliant flowers, icy towers
so cold and so white
what we need to put us right
is lovely cheerful blogs

thanks TT ~ you are very clever

1 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks everyone ..
Great poem Stickitoffee !
Annella .. I hope you're coping okay with the snow in your pretty sloping garden ..
Hi.. Clarice... curl up warm with those pussy cats :o) x

1 Dec, 2010

 

love it - lovely ending to remind us all of what will be here eventually :):):)

1 Dec, 2010

 

Hello Paul... thank you ...
All the bulbs and alpines are all waiting patiently under the snow to come up and greet us in the springtime :o)

1 Dec, 2010

 

Lovely blog TT :-)

1 Dec, 2010

 

Great blog and photos Terra. Keep warm

1 Dec, 2010

 

not quite up to your standard TT

1 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Sticki... I sang your poem ..♪♪♪..♪♪♪..♪♪♪
came out quite well...Lol.

Thanks Simbad and Cinderella.
My dogs are keeping warm all day playing tug-of-war rope-toy games. :o)

1 Dec, 2010

 

all on one note TT?

1 Dec, 2010

 

Lol. Sticki... no... but I had help from the budgie ;o)

1 Dec, 2010

 

Great blog TT and that last photo was definitely a great pick me up.

1 Dec, 2010

 

lovely photos and another great blog,

1 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks folks ...
Yorks ... I saw on the TV news lots of snow in Yorkshire...
... hope you are okay. x

1 Dec, 2010

 

I enjoyed this blog and Photo's Tt, very cosy Truffle and Conker..they aren't daft are they?...

1 Dec, 2010

 

clever budgie; you'll have conker and truffle singing next

1 Dec, 2010

 

unbelievable here Tt, as bad as last winter.

1 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks, Bloomer ...

Sorry to read about the deep snow, Yorks ...
... stay safe ..x

1 Dec, 2010

 

got a 200 mile journey tomorrow Tt if we can get out.

1 Dec, 2010

 

Fingers crossed.... take lots of chocolate... :o)

1 Dec, 2010

 

thanks, and will do.

1 Dec, 2010

 

I so love your blogs TT!! They always make me smile. Those dogs are so adorable!! Wish I could write rhymes like you! :))

1 Dec, 2010

 

The last pic is nice TT :o))
I hope you're coping with the snow.
I'm glad to see Conker ane Truffle keeping all snug and warm !

1 Dec, 2010

 

We seem to all be suffering the same TT, personally I'm getting too old for all this cold weather, I dress up like someone from the North Pole at the moment. At least Truffle and Conker look happy, keep warm all of you. The good news is the snow is covering up those blessed leaves.

1 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Bob... I like to think of the bulbs all cosy under the ground, waiting to come up in the springtime.... sounds like you're dressed suitably for the North Pole ! ;o)

1 Dec, 2010

 

Good point TT. My potted Crocus are already peeping up! Well, they were before the snow blanketed them over...lol!

1 Dec, 2010

 

oo i soooooooooooo look 4ward to seeing that last pic in spring .......... love the cosy toes all wraped around your fury frends .......... am of to to that my self . have bin putting a hot water bottle in the cats bed at nite !!!!!!! she wont set foot outside at all !!!!!!!!!!! o i wish i was a little cat lol ;0))))

1 Dec, 2010

 

Great blog and photo's Tt. Lovely cheerful last photo.

1 Dec, 2010

 

Lovely blog, Tt, I think the statue may need more than one scarf though! Your Skimmia is gorgeous. Thanks for the last photo, a real tonic on this dreary day. : o ))

1 Dec, 2010

 

I enjoyed your blog, Tt - thanks. I shall say why - it was the poem and seeing Conker and Truffle all happily warm and safe, plus, of course, the hope at the end.

I can't say I enjoyed seeing the photos of the 'white stuff', though! LOL.

Do you happen to know the name of your pretty Skimmia, please?

1 Dec, 2010

 

great blog as usual , i love your 3rd pic from end TT,sooo cute & funny..:o)

1 Dec, 2010

 

Lovely blog TT....and the pics...even though they are white...lol.....The boys are looking very cosy and warm.

Spritz.....that Skimmia is "Magic Marlot"....I've had mine for a few years now.......(sorry for butting in TT...:-) )

1 Dec, 2010

 

Hi TT ~lovely photos and blog. Keep safe and warm.:0)

1 Dec, 2010

 

Lol TT just love your blogs you never disappoint and Conker and Truffle are as adorable as ever - super :o)

1 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks, Alice - I thought it looked familiar! I have it as well - in one of my containers. I think I've had mine for three or maybe four years now.

1 Dec, 2010

 

Wonderful blog as always Terra, very poetic, and wonderful photos too....Your garden even looks beautiful in Winter......My Raff hates the cold too, so had to smile at your lads....dogs just aren't daft are they and know where the warmest spots are!! \0/x

1 Dec, 2010

 

Very good TT

2 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks everyone for your comments.
Today seems even colder with more snow, so I hope you and your pets all keep safe and warm.

I've just ventured outside, to fill up the bird feeders and defrost my bird baths...

All those bulbs are safely tucked away under the snow, ready to put on a colourful show in the Springtime :o)))

2 Dec, 2010

 

Lovely photos of Conker & Truffle, looking at them makes me feel all warm and cosy inside.
I guess we are all in the same boat at the moment with all this snow and freezing weather, but our gardens will always survive.
Roll on Springtime.

2 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Trency...
Conker and Truffle say thank you ...
We are all safe indoors ... warm and cosy here ... :o)))

I hope all is well in Derbyshire...
... yes our gardens will be full of buds again in the Springtime.

2 Dec, 2010

 

magic !

2 Dec, 2010

 

We have well over a foot of snow in Belper and still can't use the car yet. The plough came up earlier but didn't move the snow from the road, just gritted it. Icicles hanging everywhere...everything getting cancelled. Thanks for a super blog Terra. It's still snowing here.

2 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Bampy and Linda...
Good luck with the icicles !

2 Dec, 2010

 

I loved your blog, TT....there's something to be said for staying inside nice and warm in this nasty, cold weather. I think Conker and Truffle are very wise to stay all snugged up :) I feel just the same....want to be snug and warm :)

Yes, the bulbs are waiting.....your last picture gives us a taste of how beautiful everything will be in a few short months...roll on spring :)

2 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks for your lovely comments, Whistonlass.....
... yes.... when I don't have to go out in the snow, I really enjoy the feeling of being snuggled up indoors, safe, with my pets...

... and we can look forward to all the wonderful Springtime flowers ..
:o)

2 Dec, 2010

 

great blog Terra and love the rymes and pics, the lads look so cute to, enjoyed it especially seeing spring at the end :o))

2 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Sandra ...
Thanks ... strange isn't it, to think how much our gardens will transform in just a few months...

2 Dec, 2010

 

yes it is strange but seems a long time since summer was in bloom, cant come fast enough for me Terra.

2 Dec, 2010

 

A poet as well as an accomplished gardener! Even with snow your garden looks good. :-D

2 Dec, 2010

 

Hello Red aly.. and many, many thanks...
I hope the snow isn't too bad up in Lancs.

(little poem just for you..Lol.) :-D

2 Dec, 2010

 

Really enjoyed that TT. yes spring is around the corner~~~ somewhere!!

2 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Grandmage ...
Glad you enjoyed the blog :o)))
Spring will have sprung before we know it ..Lol.

2 Dec, 2010

 

Great blog once again, TT! :-)) Loved seeing you pets wrapped up warm, they look as warm as toast!

I liked your rhyming way of putting blog together!! That last picture of spring flowers was so unexpected & sooo lovely! Unfortunately we have still got to get through another few months of cold winter weather before we reach spring!

2 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Balcony....
"without winter we couldn't have a spring" ..
well.... at least that's what I tell myself... Lol.

Thanks for your nice words about my rhyming blog...
During this cold weather, Conker and Truffle have been very content to be curled up under their blankets ! :o)

2 Dec, 2010

 

great verse, gorgeous pics! :-)))

2 Dec, 2010

 

Great blog Terra. When we look at our gardens in such bleak weather as this it's hard to remember how colourful and beautiful they look at other times of the year. Your spring picture is a wonderful example of what we have to look forward to :o)) Lovely to see Conker and Truffle so snug and comfy.

2 Dec, 2010

 

Great as usual Terra, your boys look all warm and snuggly, that Skimmia is a beaut, I keep trying them in my garden but never get them to last, guess I`m getting it wrong somewhere........

2 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks everyone ...
Conker and Truffle enjoy snuggling ;o)

Lincslass ... the skimmia is fairly new, so I must wait to see if it survives well ... do you have yours in acid soil ?

3 Dec, 2010

 

super blog TT . cheered me up thinking about what was hiding under all the mounds of snow in my garden, thanks

3 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Helen...
Thanks... yes... all those plants and bulbs ready to burst into life next year, when the snow will be a distant memory ! :o)

3 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks terra for this lovely blog, I'm afraid I agree with Shirleytulip though...a scarf is not really enough on your poor little statue lol:-) Love all your pics and rhymes so it's going in my favs:-) Weather report, it snowed here again last night, I wonder when it will go? Quite deep now, hope my fish are ok, I melt the ice every day, but only small area:-)

4 Dec, 2010

 

Great blog, as always, Terra :o)))))) The boys are looking schnoofy and well.

4 Dec, 2010

 

Hello Bornagain... Thank you ..
I hope your fish are okay in this freezing weather ...

For the next snowfall, I have my statue's comfort in mind ... I'm planning to knit some cosy bedsocks ... colour co-ordinated to match the Trachelospermum jasminoides.. ;o)

Hi Pipc... Thanks.
I hope your doggies are schnoofy too :o) x

4 Dec, 2010

 

I'm sure he will be very grateful Terra:-) Fish are ok, snow thawing today: a little poem what I wrote myself:-)

4 Dec, 2010

 

:o)))

4 Dec, 2010

 

Great blog TT. Wonderful verse. Maybe now you've had your winter you'll have spring before the end of the year?????

4 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Gilli... I hope all is well with you ...

Thanks... hoping for springtime to start tomorrow morning ....
... about 8.30 am. ;o)))

4 Dec, 2010

 

BA, don't you have a rubber ball floating in your pond? It's supposed to stop the ice from closing & causing fish/plants dying from lack of oxygen.

TT, I don't think you should hold out much hope for spring as yet, we are forecast some sunshine tomorrow :-)) but on Monday it's back to the freezer! :-((

4 Dec, 2010

 

At least the plants might know it's winter this year! Be interesting to see the effect this 'early' snow has on all the plants in the spring. Reminds me of the lines in that carol, 'in the bleak mid-winter frosty wind made moan'. Have their been more berries than usual? Entertaining blof terr. Rgs, ptarotuos

5 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Ptarotuos ...

The various pyracantha shrubs around my gardens had lots of berries but many already eaten by the birds ... Yes, it will be interesting to see the effect on the plants of this early snow and ice ...

and ... coincidence ... Yesterday I kept singing the first line of "In the Bleak Mid-Winter" ...

I'm pleased you like this blog. :o)

5 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Balcony, I hunted out the purpose made polystyrene thingy for the pond, sadly, after it had frozen:-( I have placed it on the pond and poured boiling water round it and it is helping:-) \0/ hello Terra:-)

5 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Bornagain...
new Wallace and Gromit stamps photo (with Conker) just added to my previous blog :o)

5 Dec, 2010

 

I've found it Tt lol:-)

5 Dec, 2010

 

Well done :o)))

5 Dec, 2010

 

Very clever, and very, very cheering...

6 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Bamboo :o)))

6 Dec, 2010

 

what a fab blog tt just the ticket in this wintery time a ray of hope thank you !!

6 Dec, 2010

 

Hi Jewells...

Thank you..
Nice to think of all those springtime plants waiting to flower :o)

6 Dec, 2010

 

A super blog! Great poem with wonderful winter photos!
I know the weather has been bad but the plus side (if there is one) is the photo opportunities that can be had.
More snow on the way and a white Christmas is a real possibility for many of us.

14 Dec, 2010

 

Fantastic blog with superb photos! Love it! Nice one TT :)

15 Dec, 2010

 

Thanks Geraniumdad ...
... you're so right about the cold weather providing great inspiration for photos ... I'm pleased you like the pics and the poetry :o)

Yes .. more white stuff up there, ready to fall !

Hi Tommy ...
I'm glad you enjoyed this blog ... keep warm !

15 Dec, 2010

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