Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cold, cold, cold

It didn't get as cold as predicted, but it was 35 when we got up and with the windchill factor felt like it was 23. Folks, for us that is really cold. I went out to take a couple of pictures since DH said the bird bath had frozen over. It did this last year too. DH is working outside on a project, better him than me. Taking the pictures was enough for me. My fingers were numb, nose and cheeks cold. I even took pictures of myself all bundled up, and that isn't easy. :-)

Here is looking out the scullery window this morning.



The frozen birdbath.



Pink Pet is still blooming like crazy.



Here are some colorful berries on a shrub I think is a Schefflera.



Here I am on this cold winter morning in s.e. FL.

Not exactly smiling am I.





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Winter is on my head,

but eternal spring is in my heart.

Victor Hugo

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Zone 10 ~ s.e. FL

13 comments:

L. D. Burgus said...

Yep you look cold, very stylish but cold. We are warming up to 20 today, but that is our normal. We don't have a tropical ocean on both sides of our state. Take care!

Becca's Dirt said...

Cold here too. Temps this morning around 20 degrees. I dripped faucets all night. Suppose to be warming up and by Thur highs around 70 and then another blast. Stay warms.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

A frozen bird bath and flowers at the same time. Interesting! Stay warm.

Morning's Minion said...

I've been following your weather and your still-lovely garden with interest.
We didn't expect it to be either as hot[ July and August] or as chilly --now! in South Central Kentucky. The weather is a humbling fact of life.
I like your hat--my winter hats are buried somewhere in a yet to be unpacked box!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh dear. I was hoping the cold would not go so far south. I bet that is really cold for you all. I hope it does not stay long enough to hurt your plants.

the Goodwife said...

Whoooo your cheeks are red! Hope you went in and had a nice hot cup of tea! Do you even have "real" winter clothes? Here's hoping it warms up for you soon!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Well, the cold made for some fun photos! I love the ones of you! I hope the temps warm up soon, and the citrus crop is not damaged.

Mrs. Mac said...

Hope the Florida orange trees are doing OK .. 35F is a warm spring day in my neck of the woods. Your cold spell makes for some beautiful pictures. Stay warm!

Darla said...

How funny! It is very cold in Florida!! You better put some lotion on your face and nose, we aren't not accustomed to frost bite, lol!

Susan said...

You look snug as a bug in your winter outfit. Looks like you dodged a big bullet last night with a low of 35. We hovered at a low temp of 30, and many tender plants are hanging their heads this morning. How about your garden?

Sandy said...

Our high today was 23 and it was a whopping
11 when we got up this morning with a wind
chill of 4! Yikes! About the same tonight
too but I love it. Also love your hat.
Now you just need to smile and enjoy the
cold!
Hugs,
Sandy

denimflyz said...

Morning FlowerLady,
I am trying to send you warm thoughts. We have had cold, but very, very little snow this year. You are surely getting some of OUR weather, for sure.
Your little magical kingdom looks like it is riding our the cold well. Enjoy a warm meal, tea, a little toddy?
Have a great week.

Jeri Landers said...

oooh I lika that hat!