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The deep mid-winter.

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After a foggy night the frost was like snow, the sedum and anemones stood out against the photinia.

The beech tree just outside the garden looked ghostly.

The sun was low in the sky.

The bamboo looked sad.

So did the eucalyptus pauciflora.

I’m glad I know the hellebores will rise as soon as it thaws.

Another night, another fog – the “snow” is thicker.

Can’t remember the name of that conifer – age, you know.

The blackbird and thrush had a face-off.

They decided there was enough for them both.

The robin wanted to know when it was his turn.

After us, said the long tailed tits. – when are you going to put up a tidy feeder, Wagger?

When the squirrels learn to leave it alone. Wish the nuthatch would learn to not throw out quite so many peanuts.

The dunnock tried to hide in the hellebores.


After all that my toes were froze (excuse the grammer) and I went in.

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Well done on getting such fantastic photos before your fingers froze around your camera !

Thanks for the blog. I like your pictures of the shrubs and your wonderful wildlife photos. :o)

10 Jan, 2009

 

Thank you so much for sharing these.

10 Jan, 2009

 

All I can say is THANK GOODNESS THE THAW IS COMING - and I don't care how much I shout it.

10 Jan, 2009

 

I like the pic with the sun shining through. I have had nut hatch in my garden and a little gang of long tailed tits. Not managed any pics as yet.
Yours are great photos.

10 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks, trees. The long tails are such fun, twittering their way from bush to bush - wonder if there is a proper collective name for them. There only seem to be about eight of them this year - it was thirteen last winter.

10 Jan, 2009

 

What a beautiful set of photos....Well done you......you certainly earned your cuppa

10 Jan, 2009

 

Great photos! I enjoyed the trip round your frozen wastes and looking at the wildlife.

My Hellebores look just like yours! Can't wait for warmer weather!

10 Jan, 2009

 

~We are supposed to be having temperatures of between 6 and 10 degrees in the next few days with cloud and some rain~however it was still cold today and my water butt is still frozen~may have to take my hair dryer out tomorrow!
Excellent photos of your birds!

10 Jan, 2009

 

great blog.Love the robin peekingf out of the frozen branches.Hard to see how the wildlife survive all this while we take pics and trhen disappear inside !

11 Jan, 2009

 

Great blog Wagger. I loved the little robin waiting his turn.

11 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks for showing those photos. They're great. I loved the ghostly tree.
I too am glad it's all thawed. We can both shout about it together.

11 Jan, 2009

 

conifer - Cedrus atlantica 'Glauca Pendula'

11 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks all for your comments. Lucky you, Hywel, the pond and ground are still frozen solid here but the thaw should arrive later today.
Thanks for 'naming that tree' Bluespruce, it's much appreciated.

11 Jan, 2009

 

Loved your blog and the wildlife photo's, it was really hard frost here yesterday, but by lunch time it had all gone, but then it was dull & cloudy, today is dull damp & windy.

11 Jan, 2009

 

Great photographs Wagger specially of the birds, water butt still frozen here, at least the weather has been seasonal......dont lynch me please.......

11 Jan, 2009

 

I've loved this Winter trip through your garden Wagger...it is looking beautiful in the frost...and all the birds waiting for their food..gorgeous Long Tailed Tits and Nuthatch...lucky you! Every season has it's own beauty and this really shows in your garden.

11 Jan, 2009

 

Lovely set of photo's Wagger and entertaining story. Has been frozen like that here until today.

11 Jan, 2009

 

WOW so nice pictures, I almost missing the frost :-D.. No I kidding I dont miss cold weather but is is very nice to look i a picture..

15 Jan, 2009

 

Not half as cold from where I am looking at it Wagger. Excellent photo's. Now, if you were to snap off a branch, would it go easy and crack, the sedum for instance? Everything is painted with one colour brush: white. Amazing sight for me. I have enjoyed your tour and love the little birdies. Hope they survive!

4 Feb, 2009

 

Wonderful pictures Wagger!!!

21 Mar, 2009

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