Ice

(Photo by Robin)

Today’s Lens Day Challenge is Ice.

This is another photo from the Bogs, taken about a year ago while M and I were on a hike. Up until today, the weather here in Sabbaticalville has been so warm that I would’ve had to go to the freezer to get a photograph of ice.

Winter has finally made a decent appearance. I went for a walk this afternoon and really enjoyed the crisp, clean, cold feeling of the air. The sun is shining, but the occasional clouds move through bringing with them some very light snow flurries that are scattered about by the gusty winds.

I had to laugh this morning when a television program I was watching was interrupted for a special weather bulletin. It was snowing in Philadelphia and parts of New Jersey (including the town where I grew up). Not serious snow, mind you. Just snow. Flurries, probably. Cracked me up. In the Bogs the snow would have to be coming down a foot at a time before they’d interrupt programming for a special weather bulletin. In the Bogs we’re used to snow. I feel a little sorry for the children in the snowbelt of the Bogs. Snow days are rare, even the year we had over 100 inches of snow. They know how to handle snow in the Bogs. The roads are cleared as soon as the first snowflake lands and they keep it up for as long as it snows. School closings for snow just done happen. For ice, yes. Not for snow.

Your Daily Mummer:

(Photo by Robin)

I had quite a few Mummers come up and pose for me. My camera is a little on the slow side so I wasn’t able to capture all the moments like this (something I think maybe I should be thankful for…lol!).


3 Comments on “Ice”

  1. Alto2 says:

    Those mummers give me the willies. I keep thinking of John Wayne Gacy.

  2. Robin says:

    I’m sorry, alto2. They really are just regular working class guys enjoying their day in the sun.

    I can see where you’re coming from, though. I’ve never been particularly fond of clowns and sometimes find them a little creepy.

  3. Kel says:

    love that photo of ice
    capturing the crystals and all
    considering it was 44 degrees celsius here yesterday, it is refreshing to see such an image.


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