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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Things that make you go brrrrr............

Time for the weather report. It's cold out folks. Bonecrushing cold. The kind of cold which will wrench the spirit out of a young man, or forge it into steel.

Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Lost and Found, 1992



Although we are back in sunny Arizona from our trip "up nort der" in "Illy-noise" and "Minny-soe-tah", I thought I'd share with you what cold looks like. Or - what cold means to me. I believe all photos were taken from the passenger seat of the vehicle so if they're a little blurry - so be it. Or if they have a funny shade of blue - it's the tinted windows. I wasn't about to roll the window down to take the shot and freeze the ass off my husband and son, although it was tempting.

You know it's cold when you can't even see out of your side mirror because it's frosted over!




Doesn't this look inviting? Did you ever have a picnic in the WINTER? This was taken at a rest stop area on the way to MN.




These are rabbit tracks in my daughter's driveway. I believe they are both coming and going. Either that or they have freakazoid rabbits in her town.




Killer icicles!



Oh give me a home, where the buffalo roam......



Nothing but open, snow-filled fields and barren trees.




This is the St. Croix River that we cross over at the border of Wisconsin and Minnesota. It is frozen over.



What spells winter and cold more than a snowmobile on the back of a pickup truck whose license plate is "68 SNOW"?



This farmer looks like he's growing snow. He can stop now - we have plenty to go around.




NEEDS NO EXPLANATION!



This is the Wisconsin River. You can see that it is only partially frozen.



I have to say, the snow and barren trees sure makes pretty pictures.



I hope you enjoyed this trip through Winter Wonderland. I have lots of photos to share with you from our trip. Just have to arm wrestle my husband for computer time, since our lap top bit the dust and we're down to one computer. But, here's a little bit of trivia for you - I have 12" biceps and used to beat a LOT of people in arm wrestling. Now I lost strength in my hands, damn it! But, back in the day, whoa! In fact, in 6th grade I beat every body in arm wrestling, both boys AND girls, except Jack Indurante. Geez, I don't know if that's something to really brag about, but I'm just saying.....Maybe that's why my breasts are so big. Is that a direct correlation? I wonder.......

18 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Winter wonderland indeed, you've got some wonderful photos here!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Yup, you captured the Midwest in all her winter glory! Definitely killer icicles! We're growing some of those today.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Looks familiar to me! I miss my snowmobile!

Fran Hill said...

They made me feel cold! So much white! We have snow here in the UK, but suddenly I feel like a wimp.

Brian Miller said...

great, young girls everywhere are now taking up arm wrestling in hopes...lol.

nice pics...shivers.

otin said...

That makes me want to sit in front of a fire! brrrr!

Dolly Parton must have been the arm wrestling champ of Tennessee! LOL

Rae said...

Yes it was a whopping -10 degrees here in Illy-noise this morning. I am still shivering. I have plenty of that white stuff outside my door and I am getting rather sick of seeing it. It was pretty two weeks ago. Now it a sight I prefer to not look upon.

Gail said...

Looks the same way the south does right now!

Send us some of that AZ sunshine.

misslynda said...

Sounds like you left town at the right time. Even though you had snow and cold while there, it has gotten colder, hasn't it? The pictures are GORGEOUS! Yes, those icicles could do some very serious damage to a person but they are beautiful in a picture. Guess that's why the Christmas light manufacturers copied them and so many houses in the South have them on their homes in December.

Carletta said...

It is so cold here too!
I love the lone tree shots #6 and the last one - lovely!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

We got the cold, but not the snow. Thanks God! We did get some snow, but not like others even in KS got. The cold is pretty wicked, though.

Great pictures!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great photos of the winter wonderland. You know, when I lived in Alaska I would see the this area of the country on the weather. They would show photos of the snow and talk about the temperatures. As I watched the reports I kept thinking to myself that I was happy I lived in Anchorage and not in the Midwest. Brrr!

wenn said...

wow, i simply admire those beautiful pictures!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I love the snowflakes on your car side window. The photo is so well taken, I can even see the beautiful designs of the snowflakes!

Ruth said...

It really is beautiful, your pictures are great. I can't help it, I love winter. But I do get very cold and achy fingers when I go out taking pictures of it. Nice to do it through a car window though!

Sunny said...

Thanks for the snowy trip, really lovely scenery. I like the frost on the mirror.
Sunny :)

tattytiara said...

That's fall weather up here, but definitely a big change from Arizona!

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for your lovely winter pictures. I should go next to the fire now.