Day 10 – UBC – 10 Shades of Winter

Day 10 – UBC – 10 Shades of Winter

Bears hibernate in winter, and so do I. At the end of Autumn I snuggle under a thick blanket, and I don’t peep out from under the covers until the first signs of Spring. While the 10 shades of winter are making their presence felt outside, I stay inside, where it is snug and warm.

The 10 Shades of Winter!

  1. cold!
  2. naked trees (barely a leaf in sight)
  3. frost on the ground
  4. ice, on any flat surface that bares itself to the elements
  5. drab, dreary colours
  6. so many layers of clothing –  you feel like the Michelin man
  7. days that are too short and nights that are too long
  8. hot (healthy) soup, instead of ice-cream (just kidding)
  9. hot chocolate instead of milkshakes
  10. cold!

Luckily, I live in the northern rivers area of New South Wales, where winters aren’t too bad. Yes, they can be cold, but this year the winter has been mild. So I have ventured out, a little, but usually late in the morning, and I make sure I’m home before dark, because that’s when the cold sets in.

And as for hibernation? While the 10 shades of winter are out there, I’m in here, snuggled under a blanket – or two.

Will someone wake me up when Spring arrives?

Only when the 10 shades of winter have disappeared, and Spring is here, will I be ready to come out.


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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. You inpire me to do a bog about the ten shades f summer in East Texas.

    1. I would love to read about summer in East Texas, Gay. I imagine it would be very hot there. I love reading about parts of the world I haven’t been to. It inspires me to add it to my places to visit….. one day. Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog, Gay.

  2. A delightful distillation of australwinter.
    Your style is wonderfully readable.
    What a pleasure!
    Keep them coming!

    1. Thank you, Michael. Yes, Australian winters are much more gentle than those in the Northern Hemisphere, although the people living in Tasmania might not agree with me. The July Ultimate Blog Challenge is certainly challenging me to write a blog-a-day – I’m not quite caught up yet, but I’m working on it.

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