Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in animals, characterized by lower body temperature, slower breathing, and lower metabolic rate. Hibernating animals conserve energy, especially during winter when food is short, tapping energy reserves, body fat, at a slow rate. It is the animal’s slowed metabolic rate which leads to a reduction in body temperature and not the other way around.” Wikipedia 


The cold house…
What a glorious winter day, sparkling snow crystals and clear blue sky, it is heavenly beautiful but…freezing cold out there. I went out for a stroll in the garden and paid a visit to for the season a bit neglected greenhouse and it was very cold in there as well – 6 degrees C. (21 F) ‘indoors’. I wonder if any plants will survive this winter.
 I think I’m going to make a nice cup of chocolate and take a look in one of my gorgeous seed brochures.

Now, would you like to see this post in colour?


  1. Det må være litt trist for en gartner som deg med en slik vinter som i år, men jeg ser du benytter den til fine bilder. Selv ville jeg vært lærer om sommeren og bjørn om vinteren…

  2. Let`s just hope that some of them wake up in a few months. I just love your greenhouse – ore whitehouse 😉

    • awarewriter
    • January 9th, 2010

    Hmmm — Hot chocolate — love it. Your photos invoke hard winter cold.

  3. I’m with you on the hot chocolate and seed catalogs. I love the shots of the greenhouse.
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