A Winter Memory

The shiniest weather result I have ever seen was in December 2013, a week before Christmas. We experienced an ice storm and the ice covered everything. The Christmas decorations, which were shiny anyway, became even more so with the film of ice.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Planters after the ice storm in December 2013. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

Nothing, though, was as shiny as this shopping cart we saw outside Ikea:

Icy Shopping cart. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Icy Shopping cart. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The ice took months to melt. We are now past mid-April and thankfully the ice has disappeared. We are still waiting, however, for warm and sunny days to melt the memories of a long winter.

What are your memories of the last winter you experienced?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post was inspired by Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge prompt: shiny)

52 thoughts on “A Winter Memory

  1. Winters always seem endless to me, Colline, even when they’re relatively mild, like our last one. I hate the absence of leaves on the trees, but they’re coming back now. Finally! 🙂


      1. Thanks Colline – and you know – after viewing the post again I love how you gave us man made and nature made – the hard steel – and the lively flowers – both succumbed to the ice…. and then the first one has all those extra back ground details – rich and full – while the cart is the sole subject – but then we get a line design treat. Such a lovely pair. 🙂


  2. That photo of the shopping carts is incredible. The ice has turned everyday objects into a work of art. All the same – I can’t imagine living in such an icy climate. Hope this spring is warmer.


  3. The ice makes the humble shopping cart look like a work of art. My memories of this past winter–more winter than we’ve seen in a long time. May we all thaw soon!


    1. It has been rather long Patti. As I am sitting on my sofa reading blogs, I can’t help but be pleased by the birdsong that I hear. Surely a sign that warmer says are near.


  4. I remember mostly walking behind the snowblower. Colline. I keep my walkway and those of my elderly neighbors clear and, this Winter, it seemed like I was always out there. This week I’ll drain the gas tank and put it away until next December, I hope.


    1. Finally we are able to put the winter goods away. I am hesitating with the boots, etc, as we had snow fall last week. Hopefully soon it will be time to take out the lawn mowers 🙂


  5. It is always summer on the Gold coast, Queensland Australia.
    I spent late autumn In Hobart Tasmania.
    It was golden leaves and beautiful.
    The first time I saw sparkling icicles, like in your post, was in the 60s in Switzerland.
    Working on the Snowy Mountains Project it was either dusty in summer or wet cold in winter.
    I have avoided icy winters ever since.


  6. Love that shopping cart photo!

    Memories of the past winter? Seniors who were children, teens or young adults in the 1940’s told me that they have not seen a winter like this past one since the 1940’s. It was incredibly snowy, wintery and cold. Brrrr.

    I hope not to have a repeat of it this next winter for convenience sake. It was however, beautiful on many days. Winter is my 2nd favorite season.


    1. I would prefer not to experience it like this again for a while – especially the lingering part. I am waiting impatiently for true spring to arrive so I can enjoy the warmth and beauty of the flowers.


    1. Those carts could not be moved Ian – the rolling mechanisms had all been frozen and were thickly covered with ice. We used the warm ones inside 🙂


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