Friday, January 16, 2009

January freeze


The sun is shining bright this morning but the temperature is only 19 degrees!




When it's really cold outside I like to light candles. This is one of those glade scented oil candles. It smells so good.





I'm making toast and coffee and then I'm going outside to walk around in the garden.




Brrrrrrrrrr, it's cold. The water in the bird bath is frozen, and the ground cracks when I walk on it.




I filled the bird feeders yesterday. The birds must be freezing.








There seem to be plenty of berries for the birds to eat. Look at the nice blue sky.








And look how they've devoured the apple that I stuck in the tree.




My coffee is almost cold now. I'm going in, it's much too cold to be outside today!


Stay warm!



17 comments:

Meggie said...

I'm trying to stay warm also, Donna! Let's enjoy a hot cup of coffee and relax.

Mimi Sue said...

It's warming up a little here in Utah. It should be 40 degrees today. My husband has been in So. Calif. where they're having record setting heat. 83 degrees yesterday. Mimi

Protege said...

Ah, the red colour of the berries is beautiful! The hot cup of coffee and scented candle sounds lovely; hope you can stay warm too, Donna.;))

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Donna,
It was 4 degrees here in Hendersonville this morning and our power went out at 7AM....first Duke Power said it would be back on by 1PM...At 1PM they said TOMORROW at 5AM...It is tooo cold to stay at home, so I am now at the local Holiday Inn Express...thanks goodness for laptops!
Hugs,
Penny

Sue said...

You bet it is too cold outside. I walked Boo this morning and it was 9!!!!! That's totally unnatural here in the South...my new grass also crunched under my feet...

Tara said...

Hi DOnna

it is so absolutely cold here in NY you would not believe it...

Sandy said...

Hi Donna,
We're cold down here too in middle GA - 15 degrees this a.m. Too cold for me!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Sandy

Happy @ Home said...

Today I'm even cold inside. I guess I'd better go make another cup of coffee. Your photos are lovely.

Sheila@Simple Indulgences said...

I can tell from your post and your readers comments that this cold snap is affecting a lot of people. I watched the weather report and it showed the jet stream swooping way down into the southern states.
I can't walk around my garden as I would be knee deep in snow. You managed to get some lovely photos..
hugs
xx

Mary said...

Yes. it was around 12 degrees here today! Stay warm, Donna. :)
xoxo,
Mary

Charlene said...

You are brave to be out there walking about! I too have violets blooming. It never stops surprising me when it has been so cold. I wanted to get iris in my flower beds last year. Do you think it is too late to put some in? I live in the south like you do.

Beverly said...

I enjoyed your walk around. It's still cold this morning, but not nearly as cold as the last few days.

I just sat down with my cup of coffee so I can visit a bit.

Donna said...

Pretty walk around the yard sweetie!! I didn't think to put out an apple!! I'll try that!!hughugs

Deb said...

This really is a cold snap we're all experiencing. -29 for us!! Coffee and candlelight at our home too :-)
Keep Warm!

Firefly Hill said...

I cant believe this cold!! It was zero yesterday morning!

Today seems a little better though...stay warm Donna!

annie

RoyalTLady said...

It's bright and sunny here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

I miss the winters... funny? Yes, because we don't have winter here but only Monsoon showers and torrential falls...

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