Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr Baby It’s Cold Out There!

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My last post showed you our trip to Farmers Market with beautiful blue skies & temps in the 70’s. Wellllllllllllllll that’s not the case this week. And all those beautiful flowers & flats of pansies I planted…. are all covered with beach towels & blankets thanks to an Arctic Blast that has descended on us for this whole week. In the theme of this I thought I would share some photos I found & thought very interesting. In 1911 (Yes!  100 years ago can you believe that?) it was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely. Can you imagine? And of course they did not have the wonderful source of central heat like we do today.Frozen Falls 1911  1

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Can you IMAGINE?????

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I hope you have enjoyed these vintage images & little bit of history. And as for Elle & I… we’re staying in & using this time to organize the studio (yes, after the holidays it is a mess again for it was a “Dumping Ground” for “STUFF”) fix a big pot of soup & to rid our files of 2010 paperwork. Do you suppose I can get my sales tax return done & NOT pay the $50 late fee like I did the last 3 years????? Since it’s so cold & not conducive to running around….. MAYBE!

And Elle wants you to know that being such a short/tiny girl makes it really hard to run out to piddle when your belly drags in the frozen grass!!!!!! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Stay warm.

HUGS! Charlene


A Vintage Chic said...

Wow--fabulous images, Charlene! I've heard that happened, of course, but don't think I've ever seen these! One hundred years ago...amazing.

It's so cold here, too! YIKES! Enjoy your inside day, my friend---stay cozy!


abbymaya said...

Thanks for sharing, those vintage pics are amazing.

Rose H (UK) said...

Having been to Niagra Falls and 'feeling' the power of the falls those photos are truly beautiful and amazing. Thank you for sharing them with us Charlene.

bunny said...

WOW! Amazing pics. Here is cali it's in the high 60's and we think THAT'S cold. Stay warm and busy...


LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Sweetie...you and sweet Elle stay all nice and toasty. It was 19 here last night and we have 6-10 inches of snow coming later today.

We have to dig little trenches for the little ones to go piddle in but the big dogs handle it well. Ohhhhhhh I don't like snow!

I am dreaming of warm LA weather!


Riki Schumacher said...

Oh brrrr. Poor Elle. Its tough being that short. Wish Maddie could be there to show her how to deal with that cold, not! She hates the cold too. Just called your cell to talk about RT. Call me when you can. Stay warm friend! Hugs, Riki

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

ooooh...brrrrrrrrrrr is right. Now ya'll know when Atlanta is snowed in it is coooold...but imagine Niagra Falls frozen !!!!!!! thanks for sharing that, I don't feel quite so cold now. ha.

oldgreymare said...

Oh poor posies- hope they make it :0

The Niagra pics are amazing- also isn't Google amazing and what we can find! No heat and no internet either -
ghastly thought!


diane cook said...

LOL...piddling outside even if your belly doesn't drag the ground is something I'd never like to do!!
Stay warm my friend =))

mo said...

Hi Charlene, Say warm! Elle is a funny girl. I love what she shared with us... *giggle and hugs*

Lynn said...

Hey Charlene, Glad it was cold and I caught you at home, lol. Just stopped to see what you are up to and say hi and tel you I am back with a blog name and design change. Happy New Year!

vintagesusie & wings said...

Hey Charlene Pearl,
Artic Cold in Texas is CRAZY!!!! But I LOVED the 1911 photos of the frozen falls...here we are in 2011, 100 years later. Time is an amazing thing...how quicklyit all goes by!
I'm still hoping to make it to Round Top, I have the time...I just need the $$$!! ;)
Miss you & boyfriend my Texas pal!
Big Hugs,
Susie Pearl
PS: I NEED more MP, NOW!!! I'm jonesin...

Miss Sandy said...

Wow, I would love to have seen that in person, the falls look amazing frozen! Chilly temps in the single digits here too, brrrr! Soup and snuggling a puppy sound like perfect pursuits.

Jan said...

These photo's are gorgeous! It certainly does make one wonder how cold it was and for how long!

Feathers and Flight said...

Oh My Goodness Charlene! What wonderful Pictures! Thank you so Much for Sharing These.
Have a Wonderful Weekend and a Happy Thursday!

The Rustic Victorian said...

My goodness, makes the 6" we go seem a bit minor. Great post Charlene!

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