Ice capade

Slide in an ice sculpture display in Florida

I hope the frigid cold has subsided in the northern U.S. and Canada. I was thinking about those impacted by the extreme weather.

It makes one wonder when the cold becomes a serious detriment, and when people embrace it for enjoyment. We never want conditions that threaten life or present hazards though.

Polar vortex from the north,

Moves throughout the land;

Sweeping away the warmth,

Creating fears within.

The rain, the ice stop our tracks.

What else can we do?

In the north where the cold winds blow,

The people huddle, around the warm glow.

But what about those who brave the cold,

Slipping and sliding on the ice?

When is it a burden for us all,

Compared to the fun of sliding, skating and other things nice?

Let’s have some of it begs the south,

But don’t stay too long.

We look for the snow and the wintry path.

We’ll bundle and risk the fall,

Riding, walking, sliding on the colorful ice. 

Blessings along the Way!


25 thoughts on “Ice capade

  1. WOW! We just got over the opposite extremes here. We thought our blood would boil and our brains might scramble in the heat.

    Hottest day 49C / 120F
    No breeze. No rain.
    Adults, children as well as the aged were affected.

    Thank goodness Autumn start in a few days.

    1. WOW for sure. These are some extreme heat waves you experienced. I hope you get relief soon. I think we will have high temps in summer the way things are going. Be safe. πŸ™‚

    1. Oh wow. I know what you mean. I do recall driving in ice and sliding to where the vehicle wanted to go. Scary feeling. Thanks so much. 😊

  2. Your poem about the snow depicted very well. Here in most parts of Australia we are experiencing extreme heat. Townsville in North Queensland are currently flooded out of their homes. We have no control over the unpredictable weather. Cheers .

    1. Thanks so much. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could switch some weather around as we need it? Be safe in the heat and floods. They can be very dangerous. πŸ™‚

      1. I agree it would be great if we could swap weather / seasons to make life more confortable. I have experienced the drama of being rescued from a flood many years ago.

      2. True, it’s a event in my life that I will never forget. Being rescued at 2.30am . The X , 3 children under 5 and I taken to safey in a rowing boat.

      3. It is amazing how you were able to be rescued safely, especially with the little ones. I recall many scenarios in the southeast U.S. concerning rescues. I recall talking with an elderly lady in a shelter how she didn’t even have time to gather her medicines when the floods came and she had to be rescued. I’m thankful for all those who respond to our needs.

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