Virginia Ice (photo challenge)

Earlier this month we had more freezing rain.  Early in the morning, the dogs were surprised when they slipped on the ice – and the schools were either closed or they had a 2-hour delay.

Cee’s black & white photo theme this week is “found in nature,” which made me think of the ice that we woke up to….  Here are a few photos:

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Also, as the dogs learned, ice on the ground is deceiving – because it does not look that slippery, but it is.

And if the temps fall too low, even salt and sand do not really help to clear the roads – and so the best thing to do is wait it out…. The best thing to do is to treat the dangerous ice with the respect it deserves and just wait for the temps to rise a bit.

This reminded me of a quote about ice, which I also heard earlier this month.

“The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.”

Oh – wait!! – That’s not it!!  I was thinking of a different quote, one by John Dryden, the British poet from the 1600’s:

Beauty, like ice, our footing does betray;

Who can tread sure on the smooth, slippery way:

Pleased with the surface, we glide swiftly on,

And see the dangers that we cannot shun. 


by John Dryden

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For more entires, cheek out Found in Nature.

Have a nice Monday.


17 thoughts on “Virginia Ice (photo challenge)

      1. Well from time to time it happens and some cyclists bike all year round. Check out All Seasons Cyclist blog. Usually I am a fair weather rider 🙂

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  1. Don’t drink and drive. Someone might hit your car and spill your drink! Nice poem and photos! We didn’t see ice or snow (flakes don’t count) this winter, thank God.

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    1. bahaha – now that is funny – I have not heard that one – and your humor has no limits Vass – are you sure you do not do stand up comic stuff on the side??? if not – you should….

      and sounds like you had a milder winter there…. 🙂

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      1. Not mine of course! I would have made a fortune on bumper stickers with this, like the dude that sold it and I saw it on a bumper! Humor is something I am extremely fond of, but I am afraid that not too many understand it as such. Sometimes they just get the bitter part (truth) without the sweetening (humor). And so it goes…

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