I've been out twice and done my bird duties (this includes the wild birds), and changed their water once already as it had frozen over only a few hours after I'd done them at 8.30 this morning. I am nuts though as I took some photos which nearly gave my poor hands hypothermia. I'm not sure that my mimosa or PSB are going to survive this cold plus wind, and it's not going to let up for about a week by the looks of things, so I wanted a pic of the mimosa whilst it had a few flowers open. Just in case.
|Lake first thing this morning|
|PSB looking very sorry for itself!|
|The bleak view northeast, now nearly all the trees|
around these fields have been cut down
|My Mimosa, just coming into flower|
|Mimosa + blue sky + sunshine usually makes me think |
of warmth, even though this variety
does normally flower in winter or early spring!
|Even the snowdrops are collapsed from the cold;|
however they at least will perk up as soon as it warms up
My outside duties are done - it's the OH's turn now. I'm staying in :-)