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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday Thirteen -- #56 Is it icy where YOU live?

We'll try not to gloat too much, but on Wednesday (2/27) the high temperature for downtown San Diego was 77 degrees. At Mom's school, it was 80 degrees with not a single cloud in the azure sky. It was a GORGEOUS day tailor-made for playin' hooky. Too bad Mom's such a good egg an' worked a full day ... hooky could have been fun.


Anyway, Thursday's forecast is more of the same ... so we thought that we'd show you a place FAR COLDER than where you live. Our friend Lana sent us a set of photos from a place in Switzerland that takes its ice furry seriously. Take a look!


All of these icy scenes take place in Versoix, Switzerland (a town close to Geneva City). LĂ©man Lake is the “water” in the background.

Here's our Thursday Thirteen of a place that's COLDER than here (or just about anywhere else except Bismarck, N.D.) ... We're SO GLAD that we live in a place where the coldest it tends to get is 'bout 33 degrees ... an' that's at NIGHT.
















BTW: This last photo is what the black masheen would look like if Mom took it over to this place in Switzerland an' left it outside all by itself. I'm sure that the black masheen is grateful that the only exposure to "snow" that it ever got was about ten years ago when Mom was driving back from visitin' our Great-Great Aunt Vivian who used to be a "snowbird" (Our auntie was a birdie?!?) in Yuma, AZ. Mom got to drive through a snow storm where the snow was fallin' horizontally instead of vertically. The black masheen nearly got buried a dozen times by jerks drivin' big Urban Assault Vehicles at way above the speed limit. Yeesh!

21 comments:

The Devil Dog said...

Okay, I will try to stop complaining about the fact that is snowing again, two times in two days. But come on, enough already. I am glad you did not post a beautiful blue sky picture. Then I would have had to hunt you down and put the bitey on you. (lightly)

Roxy

Lux said...

What great photos of the snow and ice - they look eerie!

But, no, no snow here, either.

divakitty said...

We had a beautiful day here today also!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

OH it looks very cold there!

Beethoven said...

That looks REALLY cold! We don't get snow here though. Pity.

pussreboots said...

No ice here. Maybe some frost but we haven't even had that in weeks. Happy TT.

snowforest said...

Everything seems to be covered in snow over there in Switzerland!
Purrs from the SnowForest family :)

Parker said...

Looks like a normal day in O Hi O!

The Flying Monkeys said...

YIKES! We havent had that yet! Our schools close at the call of ice or snow!

Great Thursday list! Come by my blog and have a laugh, dont laugh too hard!

Daisy said...

Those photos are amazing. I cannot imagine all that ice!

We know all about "snowbirds" down here in south Florida! We finally got some cold weather where I live today: it got down to 40 degrees last night. That's cold, for us!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I've seen these photos before. Tony's Mombean sent them to us and said they were from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and my Bean had a very good laugh about that one.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

YIKES! We usta get snow an ice here when we were kittens (LC and I anyway, Ayla never seen the stuff). But we dont see much annymore. Its just cold an blowy (not that thats all great either, but we can go out fer a little bit...

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

BURRRR...We gets the goosebumps just looking!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we neffur seen cold stuff like that but it got down to 60 in the howse one nite when the Lady furgot ta turn on the heeter. we been haffin' that warm stuff heer too. itz been nice.
Cocoa

JB's Big World said...

Too icy for me! My toes are cold just looking at these pics!
--JB

Moki said...

It was beautiful out in Nor. CA today as well. My grandpaws flew in last week from Whiskerconsin and have loved the sun so much they have been walking around in shorts and tank tops...mol!!!

Camie's Kitties said...

Since we live so close to you, we too are getting the warm weather. It has been very nice. Mom has seen those pictures before, and even tho she wouldn't want to live there, she thinks they are beautiful. We think she is stupid.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Ramses said...

Oh boy does that look cold and icky! :(

The Meezers said...

does -5 at 6am count as being cold? that's what it was here this morning

Jan said...

Before long you'll need to look at those pix to cool down. Summer will be here soon enough - though not soon enough for those snowed under.

Hugs, JFF

Wrigley & Cobalt said...

Wow, those pictures are incredible!!! I can't even imagine having that much ice.