Friday, 29 December 2017

Winter Morning


Not sure I have anything to say today.
The cottage is uncharacteristically quiet
The sun is weak and watery and all I can hear is the tick of the clock and the squabbling of the hedge sparrows by the front door

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  1. nice pix of albert in the sun.

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  2. Those quiet moments are treasures.

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  3. There needs to be a quiet time after the Christmas merriment. Miserable day on the east coast, pouring rain, greyness everywhere. I’ve got Christmas lights on and music to banish the gloom.

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  4. I know what Albert's thinking..."I could end that squabbling..."

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    1. And he does frequently

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  5. I'm surprised you can see the sun through all the thick rain clouds. Like Albert you should make the most of it while it lasts ... cats have the right idea don't they :-)

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    1. He's unnerved cos the cottage is so quiet

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  6. Nice. I like the eclectic assortment of cushions and how they are all arranged on the point :)

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    1. They are not usually that neat. Winnie usually scatters them

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  7. Some days are like that. I hope you are ready for tomorrow.

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    1. Off to Kent to see in-laws Albert has a house sitter

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  8. Looks like a good day for an interesting bake.

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  9. Just watch your step. Albert is keeping a beady eye on you.

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  10. Beautiful photo! That says it all.

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  11. A peaceful day. They are few and far between John...enjoy it while it lasts.

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  12. Some days are like that....enjoy them. They're few and far between.

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  13. That is a beautiful moment.

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  14. Enjoy a nice peaceful day and be glad you aren't on this side of the Atlantic at the moment. Here is what it has been like weatherize:

    http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/mars-and-the-north-pole-are-warmer-than-winnipeg-a-guide-to-how-damned-cold-it-is

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    1. Montreal here! Totally enjoying a quiet day - debating whether I should dress up and go for a walk. Or maybe not.

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    2. I actually did brave the weather to go for a walk down by the lake. It was cold & windy and it's been snowing steadily all day but it was good to get some air. The plows cleared the sidewalks just as I arrived so after climbing over a snowbank (with the help of a friend) we were able to enjoy a nice walk in safety. I do have to be careful as I walk with a cane but it was good to get out. Now I'm home and watching the Hockey Game with the Juniors from the outside rink in Buffalo - they are tough kids - you can barely see as the snow is coming down so hard and they have to keep calling time to clear the ice! It is about -22C but there are thousands in the stands.

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    3. Doing the same in Ancaster. Brrrrrrr

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  15. Good day to stay home and be cozy. I love those kinds of days.

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    1. Unfortunately that's not going to happen

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  16. I like peaceful moments and clocks that tick.

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  17. John sometimes you have to let the peace and quiet speak for itself. Your cottage front room oozes coziness on a very cold winters day, Enjoy xx

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  18. A peaceful and cosy scene. East or West, Home is best.

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  19. Make the most of it only being sparrows squabbling

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  20. Always with comfort being paramount, he chooses the sunny i.e. warmer spot, then will move to the other side, if that's the way the sun's going. Funny and fascinating.

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  21. I love really quiet mornings when on can sit with the first cup of decent coffee (Kenyan first thing) and do absolutely nothing.

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  22. I always like seeing pictures of Albert.

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  23. As it is a little untidy and crazy in our house at the moment I could just do with a bit of that peace and quiet.
    What a lovely photo.

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  24. Looks like a scene from 'Little Women'....which was brilliant, btw. I'm crying Freedom until next Thursday.I'm quite giddy at the thought of it, don't you know!!

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  25. Sounds perfect to me.

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  26. Quiet moments like this are things to treasure! I love the peace and quiet of the days after the Christmas rush, it is nice to relax with my cat and enjoy a good book, or a shaft of sunlight where kitty sleeps. It's all good. Have a good New Year, John!

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  27. I love quiet days like that. Probably just as well because I have a lot of them.
    Love Albert claiming the spot in the sun. A good vantage spot to see anything going on too.

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  28. ahhh... that picture speaks of peace, home and warmth

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  29. Lovely. Beautiful photo.
    I posted almost the same photo. Mandibles and I did this early on Christmas morning. So quiet in the house with the only light coming from the Christmas tree. He searched for Santa and I sat with a coffee and enjoyed the moment.

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

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  30. It is very quiet here but that is partly due to the fact that it is very cold for Florida ... like 7C .... the world is coming to an end ..
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    The cats have all gotten the best warm spots and I am drinking hot tea by the gallon.
    It is very quiet here too ... the birds all froze.

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    1. PS
      I love Alberts eyes glowing gold in the light ..

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  31. Your cottage looks so peaceful! I’m fond of Albert! He’s a beautiful cat. He beats to his own 🥁 I, too have had a quiet day of reflection. I’ve gazed at the bird feeder throughout the day. The gangs all cold and need some seed. My red headed woodpecker has made his presence today.

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  32. I love the photo. We're having more snow at the moment. Our high today was 12°F; Jo is curled up in front of the wood/coal stove, happily snoozing.

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  33. Lovely lad. Albert that is. Your nice too John

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  34. It's nice to have moments like these.

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  35. Sounds very peaceful to me

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  36. And in typical cat fashion, Albert has found and claimed what sunlight there is.

    Echoing Elephant's Child in that I have a lot of days like this and they are my idea of heaven.

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  37. Ah, the quiet after Christmas. Most necessary. We are in the "Knock off a couple of summer jobs, then relax with a book" mode here. Bill scrubbed the front porch and I scared the bejeebers out of a couple of kitchen cupboards.

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  39. Sounds like a perfect start to the day.

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