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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday Frozen Tundra Tale


As of 6pm on Saturday 1/8/18 Raleigh had over 180 consecutive hours of temperatures below freezing and many days only 20 degrees and some nights in the single digits...VERY x 87 million unusual for us.  WRAL TV has a fountain in front of the tv station.
To keep the water pipes from busting they have to leave the fountain running or drain it completely.
Over the years it has become a very popular place to take winter photos.
This one was taken 1/6/18
We are tickled pink to say our high yesterday was a balmy 46 tropical degrees

Mom decided she wanted to have her photo taken in front of it so they braved the
tropical temperatures of 22 degrees on 1/6/18 to snap this photo.
Mom had 3 sweaters on under her coat
Mom is 5'3 1/2" tall the fountain is coming close to being over 10' tall
This is the tallest we have seen it.

34 comments:

  1. How fun for your human to pose in front of that fountain - although I bet she was really, really glad to get back inside afterwards!

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  2. Most impressive ice fountain, and brave Mom. But Gail says she is going to knit her a thick woolly hat!
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  3. That is COLD! What an incredible sight.

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  4. oooh that looks like a giant ice cream cake ;O))) ...and the mama howled today for the 3°c(37f)... she is a chicken...

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  5. WOW!!! That's some fountain and I agree with Phenny that it looks like a giant ice cream cone. YUM!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  6. Wow! That will make a lot of ice cubes when it finally defrosts!

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  7. Hari OM
    MOL... like Bertie's Gail, as impressive as this fountain is, I was taken with the fact that three sweaters-worth of wear would best be topped with a head covering - where most of our body heat escapes!!! I am also impressed that mum can wear three sweaters beneath her coat and still look slim. Not like Michelin YAM, here... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  8. That fountain looks amazing but VERY cold!!!
    Brrrr, this Princess would not want to venture out in 3 sweeter sorta cold
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xx

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  9. That is some fountain. BUT looks very cold out there. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr. Have a great day.

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  10. We've been enjoying the heat wave too sweet Madi!!!

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  11. it's beautiful and i am glad i am viewing it through your camera lens not in real life. that is way to cold for my Florida bones. yesterday we went back to our normal temps, high was 70 and the rest of the week is mild. but we never got that cold, never got below 38, but a few days of that had us all shivering like crazy

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  12. That is just amazing. We are so happy that your Mom braved the cold so we could see that beautiful ice fountain.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  13. That sure is cold for your area. We bet it will take a while for all that ice to melt. Keep us posted.

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  14. Great picture mom. The weather has been super crazy here in MS too

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  15. Wow, that fountain is pawesome! We had about a week of super cold temps, but it's been okay since then.

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  16. Around here, all outdoor fountains are turned off in the wintertime, which is why I like shopping malls whose fountains are always running! Nothing like the splash of water to bring me peaceful thoughts.

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  17. Wow, you southerners are getting a taste of our winter BUTT our winter isn't even that cold (so far)!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

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  18. Wow. Not THAT'S cool! The Boy moved here from Florida and he's still convinced this weather is normal for us. But we haven't had this many below freezing days in a row since 1983. At least things warm up for a couple days before it tanks again!

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  19. madi.....sorree bout de crap azz tempz; but de fountin iz total awesum lookin; koo doz ta mom for goin out for her foto op !! ☺☺♥♥ hope her day on sun day waz de best ~~~~~~

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  20. WOWZERS, is that ever cool! Ha roo roo roo -- "cool". Get it?
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  21. The fountain looks beautiful. Well done to your mom for braving the cold for a photo.

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  22. Wow! That frozen fountain is amazing. We also broke a record here...most consecutive days under 20 degrees. Fortunately, today it made it to about 40, a heat wave!!

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  23. The frozen fountain is beautiful. Glad it has warmed up some. We are in the 40's today - kinda strange for January in Idaho but we won't complain
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  24. Brrrr. It got up to 34 today. Mom was filling up the feeders and taking the trash out in just a sweater as after minus 8 it felt tropical.

    Great photo of your Mom!

    Abby Lab

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  25. It looks cold, so I’m glad you’re mom had those sweaters.

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  26. It was about 23 here today and we celebrated it being warm lol! It is what you get use to!

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  27. That fountain is gorgeous! Wow - And it is twice as tall as your mom! I'm glad that it's warming up a bit. It seems that winter has forgotten us... and we actually like winter here in CO!

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  28. WOW! That is amazing! We used to see a few of those around when we lived in Midway but they were not that big!
    Purrs
    Marv

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  29. Okays, is it wrong to tells you Ma has been wearing nothin' butts a tshirt for the last month?? yes, okays, I won't tells you that......Anyhu, your MOms was real brave to go out for so long in the freezin' temps! I thinks that is even WAY to cold for Ma! she likes the cold, butts not THAT cold! BOL! Come on overs here this week, the rain will stop, and the temps will gets up to 66!!!! warm enough for margaritas fursure! BOL
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  30. Wow, that's a LOT Of ice! Leaving the water running in the fountain to prevent it freezing seems like a good idea, but it looks like they kept adding water during the cold hours to make that much ice!

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  31. Wow! That is crazy cold. We did see a fountain frozen here the other day but our cold is gone until the weekend. It will be back in the teens again. Do you think that is why everyone is getting the flu around here? Our hospitals are full. We don't go around people. LOL!

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