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Ice Storm!
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Image (c) 2009, Karla Dorman (taken 1/28/09)

... the world's largest game of "Red Light/
Green Light" outside:  frozen in the "stop"
position.  Ice has stalled everything in its
tracks.  Sidewalks are a skater's dream:
even if one doesn't know how, they will
learn or fall, trying.  And forget the roads:
cars going everywhichaway but straight:
drivers think they know how to drive on
ice.  They forget:  ice drives them unless
one has a Zamboni.  It's slick as a whistle
out there:  the weather ain't fit for man or
beast.  Best to stay in on days like this ...

(c) 2009, Karla Dorman (1/28)


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Reviewed by Jon Willey 2/4/2009
"slip slidin away", fog and ice, two of the most challenging conditions for drivers, and walkers to contend with -- your photograph does a masterful job of showing the sheet of glass effect of the ice, Karla -- a Zamboni, I never thought of having one for the icy roads -- it is a terrific idea -- may peace and love be always with you -- JMW
Reviewed by Cryssa C 1/30/2009
Ice storms are amazing! The beauty and destruction they bring... Your write made me smile as I remembered similar days when we lived in Missouri. Stay warm...
Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 1/30/2009
Good picture. It looks almost like a skating rink. Its Best to stay home on days like these...M
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 1/30/2009
I like the reminder about ice doing the driving, not the drivers. Well done, Karla. Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Axilea MU 1/29/2009
I like the documentary feel of this short piece of writing.
I've never been in the middle of an ice storm,
snow is cold enough for me!

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/29/2009 kidding driving and ice do not go hand and hand...can't wait for your sunny reports :)
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/29/2009
Stay safe indoors until the thaw arrives...same storm here but we have 15 inches of new snow...yikes Good write, Karla
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 1/29/2009
Brrrrrrrr! Up until today we've had some nice weather here in Florida, but the storm is here now, raining, raining, raining...
We started out at 70 degrees and are expecting freezing by morn...

Dull and gloom
have set over my head,
and the sky was RED this morning!
As I walked the dog, I saw a sun, no rain...just a rainbow in a red sky...
Gave me the willies, it did!

Gosh! You two be careful and for Gosh sakes, stay INSIDE!
Love your pen!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce 1/28/2009
I had to come home early from work today because of the snowstorm. It's been snowing all day. Just clearing up now...

Wonderful photo and poem!!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by John Flanagan 1/28/2009
A great capture of conditions and atmosphere here, the expression so fluent and effortless, the ideas absolutely spot on. Love it!
Reviewed by Juliet Waldron 1/28/2009
"ice drives them..." loved it! Now that same storm is here, and the town never plows or salts our road, so there you go--if you aren't careful. ;)
Reviewed by Linda Law 1/28/2009
Yuk....this weather thing sounds like I'm glad I'm not there!!!! Good write as usual on a not so great topic sometimes.... hugs, lindalaw
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/28/2009
Yea we have snow tonight but turning to freezing rain around midnight, should be fun driving in morning...yuk.

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 1/28/2009
Your making me cold LOL, this is a great write though, thank you for sharing, your photography is great, keep these coming Karla
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 1/28/2009
sounds like a good time to stay in-be careful and stay warm!
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 1/28/2009
You describe the icy conditions beautifully. I tried driving on icy streets once and nearly scared myself to death. Never again. If I lived where it gets that cold, I'm afraid I'd become homebound until the "thaw".
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/28/2009

You are a phenom writer - and this penning is so uniquely you!!

LOve and Hugs,

Reviewed by Theresa Koch 1/28/2009
BRRRR~this was written to make one feel the writings words~awesome lovely friend
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/28/2009
"The world's largest game of 'Red Light/
Green Light' outside: frozen in the 'stop'

Too clever, Karla; love the imagery/word choice you used; very well done! BRAVA!

And I like the part about driving on ice: you can't. LOL Trust me! LOL The ice drives you!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D

Glad we're staying put; don't need us bustin' our butts out there, especially with our backs, wound up as they are! *OW*
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 1/28/2009
I'm glad to be "out of" what you describe so very well. R
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/28/2009
I got a Jeep but even I know better than go a'drivin' on ice...we got a bit of snow, now that is fun to ride in and slide on...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Diana Wiles 1/28/2009
The imagery you create Karla is very real...
Stay hearthside... and enjoy hot soups!
Sun on ice or snow is exquisite....

Love Diana
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/28/2009
I wish I had a Zamboni, right now!
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 1/28/2009
That was fun. I recall a song which spoke of a Zimboni driver. Great image and wonderful picture as well.
Blessings, J'nia
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 1/28/2009
Where was that ice when my Rum was warm?
Stay put girl, don't go skating out there!


Reviewed by 000 000 1/28/2009
Beautiful photo with the sunshine on the ice!
Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/28/2009
Stay home, stay safe...the ice will melt then our Karla can go again. Love and hugs, Bonnie
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