Saturday, August 29, 2009

Cold Morning, Hot Coffee

We're back from the cottage, and I must declare that I picked a rather unfortunate time to pack lighter than usual. I mean to say, it's August, still summer if you will, so why would I bother with track pants and sweatshirts and the like. I should have though; I really should have because the nights and early mornings were darn cold. Yes, it went down to near freezing on at least one of our four nights, and the other three weren't exactly balmy, believe you me.

Cuppa couldn't resist taking these pictures one morning when she got up to find my BIL and I severely bundled, he in a hoodie and down-filled winter coat, me wrapped up in a duvet. The days were tolerable and even pleasant, but my goodness, the nights and early mornings were glacial-like. In fact, I think if you squint, you might be able to spy a woolly mastodon lumbering by the window.

At least the coffee was hot.


13 comments:

thailandchani said...

It looks wonderful to me! Cute cottage.. and I love being bundled up in the morning like that! Eventually, we might get some of that here, too!



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Donna said...

I'm all for "roughing it" but goodness...Is there no heater there? That looks cold!!hughugs

Diana said...

I am looking forward to the chill. It's supposed to be in the forty's next week in the evenings here in Illinois! I love it!
Love Di

Queenmothermamaw said...

It's not as cold here yet as that, but it is definitely not summer feeling weather. It has been rather nice but it is out of place. Now nature is just as mixed up as we are.
QMM

Bernie said...

AC sorry about the cool weather you experienced, here it is and will be for the next few days 30C. Finally our summer has arrived but the mornings are still cool. I love this time of year.
Hope you and cuppa are well, have a great weekend....:-) Bernie

dabrah said...

I can sympathise with you, because it's been quite cool here the last few days, and August hasn't even ended yet!

Mary G said...

Oh,yeah! Me too. And we have all the chimneys stopped up for the summer, so we can't even put on the woodstove.
Love the photos! Now, where's my wooly blanket?

Ginger said...

Brrr! And no heat available there at the cottage?

Mary said...

AC,

It hasn't been balmy here at all this week. In fact the last two days were downright chilly. Sweaters and jackets were needed in the morning and evenings. Fall is in the air. Where did summer go?

Hope you had a great time aside from freezing.

Blessings,
Mary

Ruth said...

Hey, that's what we looked like when we were on holidays in July. I think we had 10.5 days of summer this year and it sure seems to be over. Last night I had to decide whether to dig out flannel PJs or turn on a heater. A holiday is a holiday even if the weather isn't perfect.

Garnetrose said...

Looks like you are settled in a comfy, cozy cottage. I would love that. I can almost smell the wood fire burning. I would love it. *s*

ChrisB said...

I could put up with the cold for a few days holiday. Apart from that I guess you had a good time. :)

Mara said...

Would you really have wanted to exchange with me: 38 during the day, 24 during the night!? If it hadn't been for aircon, I would have been swimming most nights...
Mind you, near freezing is the other end of the spectrum!