Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Enjoying the Season of winter

 I was thrilled when the theme was snow, snow, and more snow!  The first picture is of a voyeur my brother, Maurice and I sculpted out of snow.  There was a contest in town that weekend for the best snow sculpture, we were just out of town limits, but we did one anyway.  We had fun, wasn't that the point in the first place?
 Dad had to shovel all the snow back then, (no easy snowblowers to use then).  That is my brother and I standing tall on the top of the (snow) mountain!
 The neighborhood kids, we were all ages, the older ones took care of the little ones, we all got along fine.  Good fresh air, lots of laughter! 
 Men corking barrels for smelts, in fact the last couple of weeks, it has been smelt fries dinner at many restaurants in the area, deep fried or pan fried, your choice, with the heads on or with the heads off, your choice!!
I took this picture while having breakfast at one of my favorite restaurant, The Goodie Shop.  I thought it was so pretty with the snow just hanging on each branch.

For further snowy pictures, go to www. sepiasaturday.blogspot.com, but watch out, you may get into a snowball fight!!!

21 comments:

  1. That is a pretty view from the restaurant window. It's interesting becoming aware of regional foods that become the focus of a community fund-raiser.

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  2. Finally there is someone dealing with Alan's ubiquitous barrels! I'm sure that'll get you some extra points :)
    In the first paragraph you used the word 'voyeur' meaning a snow sculpture? I did not know that word in that meaning. Even my (old) Webster did not help me out here.
    And I am with Wendy, it's a very nice view looking at that snowy tree!

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  3. We are in the middle of a very hot summer in Australia, so it is fantastic seeing all these photos of snow! I agree with Peter and Wendy, very nice view.

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  4. I seem to recall a song about a smelt that went bad. It went something like; "...I never smelt a smelt like that smelt smelt....".

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  5. I enjoyed that sculpture of a man paddling in his canoe - very unusual. You should have has a prize for originality.

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  6. @Peter, that is my mistake entirely!! I was doing this quickly before scooting off to work. The word I meant to use was voyageur french word (in early days, many traveled by canoe and were called "voyageurs". The word "voyeur" actually means Peeping Tom in french, sorry! Will have to take more care next time I post!!!! OH well, it was worth a laugh.

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  7. Barrels, snow, Peeping Toms .... you manage to touch all the themes this week. hang on, how did Peeping Toms get in there? Fine photos Rosie.

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  8. Now where can I find a restaurant with sprats on the menu! Interesting that you mention a snowblower but no-one so far has shown a picture of one. 10/10 for the barrels.

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  9. Smelts are new to me. Is it a fish?

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  10. I was confused by the "voyeur" too until I read the comments and clicked on the photo to enlarge it.

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  11. @Bob-gee, I could have included a picture of a snow blower, darn.

    @Boobook--Yes, smelts are tiny fish, a winter treat here in Atlantic Canada. Could have included a picture of that too, darn.

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  12. You rose to the theme challenge very well Rosie (and the comments above have given us a some amusement too - I'm so glad that your brother is nt a peeping tom!)

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  13. So am I Little Nell, so am I!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. You and your brother did a fine job with your snow sculpture! I wonder if the winner within the city limits topped yours.

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  15. @Kathy---I can't recall what sculpture won, but my brother went on to become an artist, I, however, can't draw a straight line.........

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  16. I have never seen a snow sculpture like that, it is incredible! Your house should have won for sure. Your Dad literally had to do backbreaking hard labor to shovel all that snow by hand. What a great post, thanks for sharing your memories with us. It looks like you grew up in a fine and friendly neighborhood.

    Kathy M.

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  17. What great photos and fond memories for you. What could be more fun than playing in the snow anyway- oh wait I know summertime!!!!

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  18. Hats off to a Rosie who know how to have fun in the white stuff. I really liked the "king of the mountain" pose!

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  19. Great snow. I loved the last pic because it is art. I also sculpted some interesting figures in snow when younger. Oh dear, you do that word verification thing, which I have trouble reading.

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  20. I remember playing in the snow, building forts and tunnels in huge piles of snow. And by the look of it, you had fun too!!

    It is indeed nice to see bare trees dressed with snow, oh so graceful.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  21. Pretty white stuff happy to see it here, ready to have ours go away!

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