Archives For Frigid Cold


Nearly-frozen Nantucket waves captured on camera


Locked Outside In Diaper

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My Poem of the Day

(01/08/15)

Baby, It’s More Than Cold Outside!©

We wake to the cool of the house

The children attempt their morning showers

But the pipes are frozen

And the water has an unfriendly chill

So everyone moves forward with a chilled sponge bath

Thank goodness the heat hasn’t abandoned us

Everyone functions in slow motion

Dreading what is before them as they

Leave the warmth of the house behind

They scurry towards the car

Like squirrels to hide their parcels

I’m left to lock up the house

The cold air takes hold of my neck

Holding tight like a noose

I work frantically to

Seal the lock

Then rush forward to find warmth

in the comfort of our car

As we pull away

The sun glistens and I see a shadowy figure

That almost resembles a laughing ball of ice

Could it be that this cold day is taunting me?

Baby, It’s  More Than Cold Outside!

Copyright 2015

Baby, It’s More Than Cold Outside!©

Felina Silver Robinson


An arctic blast will push wind chills below zero.

Temperatures to Plunge Into Single Digits This Week


Birds drawn to frozen lake’s Vermont-New York ferry channels

CHARLOTTE, Vt. — Water birds that normally spread out across Lake Champlain are seeking refuge in the channels left by two ferry routes that carry passengers between Vermont and New York during this bitterly cold winter.

Photos: Most-common backyard bird sightings

Bird watchers have been drawn to the Essex, N.Y., landing of the ferry from Charlotte in hopes of catching a glimpse of some rare birds that are usually scattered across the length of the 120-mile lake. During a winter of below-zero temperatures, the birds have been forced to forage the open water of the channels for food.

Birders hope to spot species like the single tufted duck, which is ubiquitous in Europe and Asia but exceedingly rare in the eastern U.S. It’s spending the winter in the lake along with mallards, black ducks and common goldeneyes.

 


Children walk to police station looking for ride to school
FARMINGTON, N.H. — A Farmington woman was arrested Tuesday after police said her three children walked to the police station to try to get a ride to school.

Police said they got a call Tuesday morning about three young-looking children walking along Main Street in cold weather. As an officer was about to leave to investigate, the children arrived at the station.

Investigators said the children were ages 5, 4 and 1, and police learned they were trying to get a ride to school. Police said Katarina Short, 26, left the children alone while she ran an errand.

Farmington Ambulance was called and checked the children out while they were given a warm breakfast from Crowley’s Variety and Grill, police said. They also were given toys by the Farmington Recreation Department.

Police said that about an hour after the report came in, Short arrived at the station looking for her children.

“She told us a friend had picked her up, and she’d gone to run an errand,” said Lt. John Drury. “She had allegedly said that she had left the kids in the care of a babysitter. When she provided us that name, that didn’t pan out to be the truth.”

Short was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and unsworn falsification.

Police said the temperature was 2 degrees Tuesday morning. They said the oldest child dressed himself and his siblings in coats and boots.

Short was placed on $4,000 personal recognizance bail and ordered to have no contact with the children. She is scheduled to appear in court on March 18.

The children were placed in foster care, and authorities said Short will be allowed supervised visits.