Thursday, December 15, 2011

Duck Backs

It's pre-7 AM, and these duck backs in the distance abound in the waters of Strowdwater Crossing this morning. Walking on this frozen sea grass in the foreground reminds me of coming into the dining room on Stevens Avenue and heading straight for that big, gray iron radiator. It stood chest-high to this youngster and gave my hands, that were ice cold and beet red, comfort. I was one hurting puppy. The heat generated would give my hands relief, but it always took 5 minutes or so of painful rubbing. I never thought of putting them in a sink of warm water. That's how I do it these days. See, I'm paying for all my youthful digressions. I never get away with anything. I always get caught. I'd make a poor criminal!

Off to Merry Madness in the city tonight. It's all about celebrating with friends and shopping in the Old Port. I can do this! I hope it snows a bit.
Yes... I'll be wearing gloves!

18 comments:

  1. Did I read that right, you hope it snows? I didn't know people like you existed. :-) Just kidding. When I was young I liked snow, too! ;-)

    Hope you have fun and that everything is just ducky!

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  2. Nice pic, it looks pretty darn cold to me.

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  3. Lowell, I'm STILL a kid! Christmas shopping in the snow is perfect!

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  4. nous sommes au moins deux, moi aussi je veux qu'il neige, j'aimerais avoir un noel blanc

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  5. This is such a great photo - with the sea of tufted grass bobbing like the ducks - the colors so harmonious - lurvely.

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  6. Brrr... this post made me shiver. I remember when I'd come inside the house (as a youngster) after sleigh riding and playing in the snow, my Mom would fill up the kitchen sink with HOT water for me to warm my feet/legs/hands... Felt so so so good... (Funny how I don't remember being cold when I was playing outside.. Once I got inside, I was FROZEN... ha)
    Betsy

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  7. Pretty scene, Birdman. Do you remember the days when the ducks migrated south? Lord knows why they stay up north these days.

    And wear a hat, too.

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  8. brrr... i hate it when fingers and toes get cold. then it's hopeless!

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  9. I did have a seven-year experience of living in Flagstaff, AZ (7,000 elevation) with snow. Until then I had never seen more than 3 inches of snow at any one time. And since then, the same is true!

    I do think your photo is very fine!

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  10. Have a great night Birdman, super image!

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  11. Lovely with the light too. Happy shopping!

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  12. That's a lot of ducks! Dress warm and shop well.

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  13. pretty photo.
    here its not that cold yet and no snow at all!!
    at home i would always sit with my back against the radiator, even if it was actually a little too hot. now we have this weird system where warm air is blown from the ceiling. sounds as if im in a plane! dont like it all and miss sitting on the ground against that radiator..

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  14. That is an amazing photograph.

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