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And we think we have seen it cold...
by Ed Matlack
Saturday, August 12, 2006
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Niagara falls in an early 1900's winter photo...



 

Forget global warming,

In the early nineteen hundreds it did not exist,

This picture of extreme cold at Niagara falls I couldn’t resist,

That is ice there on the falls forming…

 

As kids the bay froze over enough to play hockey,

The bay is made up of salt, same stuff used to CLEAR ice in winter,

From those chunks of ice I bet you could get more than a splinter,

Imagine the photographers surprise when this he took to the printer…

 

Could it happen again, one asks,

Stranger things have happened,

Hope those people have brandy in flasks,

Does not as well look like a place to undress and bask…J

© ed ~ 8/6/06
 

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Reviewed by Ronald Hull
I remember once, when hell froze over...

Ron

Walked eight long blocks to college classes in January, 1962. It was -50 F below. No, our spit didn't freeze before hitting the ground.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Nope not a place to play naked in the filed of ice...everything will be so shrinked you woulda give it sock theropy to brink it back to life......lol!!

Awwwwww brrrrrrrrrrrrr....from a peenie to a dot..and a fluffy to a wart...and no freebee to play with!!

Love Tinka :(
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Now that is cold! A great picture,
love and peace, B&R
Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly
Very interesting and entertaining prose about Niagara Falls being frozen over. And an amazing photo of Niagara Falls frozen over like this. Brrrr! My best, Gloria
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
A fascinating picture - but as Eileen says, I doubt we will ever see that again.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot
What an incredible photo...I liked the write to describe it too, hahaha, No I dont think anyone would be in a state of undress there :)
Love Ch'erie
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Now that looks like a blast from the wicked witch of blizzards!We have always had weather extremems but hard to remember from one generation to the next.I don't think it could happen again because of all the chemicals in our air that have changed its composition.
Good one Ed!
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
Seeing this ild sepia photograph shows why the women then didn't get cold feet. Look at the long dresses!
Thanks for sharing.
Susan
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader)
Ed, it's so excellent to see your powerul posts..I missed you!!

Peace & Love, Dove
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