Tina’s challenged us to show “cold” this week. I’ve lived in the Midwest my entire life except for some years in Colorado, so I’m not only used to the cold, but I really enjoy winter. As we’re moving to Arizona next spring, I plan to enjoy this last winter to the max.

However, we humans aren’t on the front line when it comes to the cold.

“Nothing burns like the cold.”
~George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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“The cold cut like a many bladed knife”
~Israel Zangwill, The Big Bow Mystery

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“Foggier yet, and colder! Piercing, searching, biting cold.”
~Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

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  1. It’s supposed to snow here next week. I’m looking forward to seeing everything covered in snow! Although I know I won’t like the cold.

    The Cardinal is lovely!! I don’t know how the birds can stand being in the cold and wind?

  2. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely photos Janet. I’m looking forward to your winter photos in coming months as it becomes hotter and more humid here.

    • I look forward to sharing them, Su. I’m hoping for a decent amount of snow so that I have something other than brown to shoot, but I imagine I’ll find some lovely dead things as well.

  3. Sue says:

    Excellent images, Janet!

  4. Tish Farrell says:

    Well captured cold, Janet. Brrr. V. shivery. And beautiful too.

  5. pattimoed says:

    Gorgeous gallery, Janet.

  6. happyface313 says:

    🙂 I LOVE cold winters with tons of snow, all cuddled up in a big fat down jacket and a shawl up to my nose, or sitting inside with a blanket, lit candles, hot tea and a good book 🙂

  7. Leya says:

    Cold very clearly showed from those birds, Janet! Beautiful gallery and well done.

  8. klara b says:

    lovely selection.

  9. bushboy says:

    Great cold photos Janet 🙂

  10. de Wets Wild says:

    Beautiful images, Janet, but bitterly cold taking them I am sure!

  11. Tina Schell says:

    What a change that will be for you Janet! Where in AZ? Your images are beautifully cold, love the last birds especially

  12. restlessjo says:

    Chilled to the bone just looking at these beautiful shots. I’m sure you will enjoy this last winter, Janet 🙂 🙂

  13. joey says:

    I’m quite behind, and my mind is blown at Arizona! Wow, that’s going to be such a change — and what an exciting new chapter!
    Snowy Cardinal pic for the win 🙂

    • Yes, that will be quite a change but a good one, I’m sure. Just lots to do before then, so I’ll be keeping busy for sure. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and I’m glad you’re feeling better (at least I assume so, as you’re “out and about” on the web.)

  14. pattimoed says:

    Beautiful images, Janet. And great choices for the theme this week. Birds are on the front lines!

  15. Irene says:

    All beautiful! 😊

  16. JohnRH says:

    Beautiful photos!

  17. Shelley says:

    Way to embrace the cold season! I adore your cardinal photo. I never tire of seeing that pop of red against the bare trees and the white in the background. I hope you get many opportunities to capture your favorite winter scenes before the season is over.

    • One of the things that’s nice about the trees not having leaves is that you can see the cardinals much better. But they’re very suspicious and not all that easy to get photos of.

      • Shelley says:

        Yes, indeed. This year was the first year that I got to see them in our yard. They must’ve liked the bird seed we put out? They are skittish, that’s for sure!

  18. myplaidheart says:

    Winter birds are such a cheery sight on a cold, gray day. Wonderful photos!

  19. Resa says:

    That’s it! I’m going to snuggle under an Afghan. 😉

  20. Dan Antion says:

    Excellent images of “cold” – well done, Janet.

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