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Blue skies and hard frosts. In the valleys, yellow leaves still clinging to the trees: on the hilltops bare trees making sharp shapes against the sky.

I did some gardening today!  Go me!  Admittedly it was just chopping overgrown bushes, but that still counts!  I am hoping to be able to do some hedge-laying soon - no point tackling it until the leaves are off the trees.

It's weather to have the fire on.  Some members of the household consider the best way to enjoy the fire is to make a huge pile of toys, so that all the toys can enjoy the warmth too.


 Footie  cat and I consider that it makes more sense to sit on the sofa.  I'm trying to persuade Footie that he should stick to resting his head on my shoulder, and restrain himself from eating my ear.   It *starts* with nibbling, but he gets carried away!

I bought Brythen a new coat, to replace Mollydog's old one that is a bit small for him.  He does feel the cold, being pretty much bald underneath with gigantic cooling ears.  New coat is very warm and cosy, but possibly a tad over-enveloping. At the moment he has a slightly comical tendency to tiptoe along wearing it like a Victorian lady in a crinoline, although I'm sure he'll get used to it.  I think it may keep for particularly chilly days.

Az has a rather more traditional coat which hides how thin he has got now.  But he did eat some liver, a tin of cat food and three sausages today!
Az in a coat on a hilltop


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24th Nov, 2013 23:44 (UTC)
Bitter cold here -- far below freezing, when it never got below freezing some nights last week -- and the wind is fierce. Blazing sunlight on top of it all.
25th Nov, 2013 13:04 (UTC)
Brrrr! I like the winter, but a freezing wind gets into all the nooks and crannies!
25th Nov, 2013 09:32 (UTC)
Brythen looks very smart in his new coat.

His reaction reminds me of the only time we ever tried a rug on Flora the Shetland. She refused to move in it. But then, it was so long on her that her legs vanished and she bore a remarkable resemblance to a monk...
25th Nov, 2013 13:05 (UTC)
Hahaha monk-pony :-D

I imagine a Shetland confronted by the suggestion she might need a rug in cosy Dorset would have an air of outrage.
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