Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming...

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2011-02-01 Ice And Snow 3

American TV weather reporters like to whip the public up into a frenzy. Must be good for ratings. Around here, they almost always overestimate the bad stuff. We had freezing rain all day Tuesday but little snow. It was way worse to the north and west.

The pictures of Union Station are set aside for the moment. Instead, let's look at a bit of what caused STL to nearly shut down yesterday. Above, playground equipment in a local park. Below, a robin who seems much too fat for this time of year, oblivious to the storm; ice coated evergreens; and the Missouri Department of Transportation hard at work on Interstate 44.

Kindly Geppetto Frozen


2011-02-01 Ice And Snow 2

2011-02-01 Ice And Snow 5

10 comments:

Olivier said...

belle série, j'aime la photo de l'oiseau, le pauvre il est frigorifié. En réponse à ta question, la salle Gerard Philippe est une salle de spectacle et de concert

cieldequimper said...

Superbe reportage d'hiver.

Yes, the gender is correct.

Bibi said...

Wow, that first photo is sure an eye-catcher....and that is one fat robin...

I was complaining that it was cold here (-8C), but yours is worse.

Drop by for a piece of cake today...

Saretta said...

Baby, it's cold outside!

brattcat said...

no bloviation here...the weather forecasters were afraid to even commit to number of inches (feet) and with the snow now piling up around our waists, i understand why.

Virginia said...

See you braved a broken hip to get some good shots. I like the ones on your FLICKR site as well.
Brrrrr
V

T. Becque said...

Wow and I thought our 39 degrees was cold :)
Your dry humour amuses me - a Tucson store in Chicago :)

Julie said...

I am catching up with the storms of snow and ice that have been visited upon vast swathes of the USA. Do take care as you move around ...

I do like that robin. Gorgeous bird - gorgeous photograph.

billyB said...

Bird fluffs feathers to keep out cold; it ain't fat, far from it.

MyVintageCameras said...

Ooooooh, love the Robin!

Weather guys/gals are trying too hard these days to be rock stars. Although I find ice storms worse than snow!