Monday, March 2, 2015

For Those Who Wanted To See Snow Last Week

 Do you know what you get from sitting on the snow too long?
Do you know how a Snowman gets to work?
 He  By icicles.
 And my award for best snowman goes to The Pope Snowman.  He stands about six feet tall in front of The Athenaeum of Ohio.  This snowman has great detail.  His Mitre, a ceremonial headdress consisting of a tall, white, peaked cap is a perfect replica. 
Do I look like I hate SNOW?
My furs are wet now and I am going back inside.
Okie Dokie you want to see cold.  Well here is a picture taken in 1944
it shows the Ohio River completely frozen over.  Why in that year you could walk across to Kentucky. 
Picture taken by River Downs, Cincinnati, Ohio.
It use to freeze smooth.  Now days when it freezes it looks like big chunks of icebergs slammed together.  We have only seen it looking all sharp and jagged.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot 


  1. Sweet William at least you can walk on top of all that snow. I sink down into it. Last night we had ice/rain and when the sun came out this morning it looks like diamonds shining every where. So pretty. I wonder why the river use to freeze smooth and not any more?
    Glad to see you Sweet William,

    1. I think perhaps the Corps initiated the Ohio River Navigation Modernization Program in the 1950s. Life went from during the 1940s, a shift from steam propelled to diesel powered towboats which allowed for tows longer than the 600 foot. The Ohio River today is highly traveled. We see barges going up and coming down river everyday now.

  2. You had better get inside Sweet William that snow is to cold for your feets, we have snow and more snow and tonight ice and snow....but we just KNOWS that spring is right around the corner....stella rose

  3. Stay warm, Sweet William!!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  4. We are happy to report our winter has been record breaking warm & dry! Hope you melt and warm up soon!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  5. Why did the river freeze flat then and not now? It must be the increase in the squirrel population. Go get 'em.

    1. I know it's squirrel and you're sticking to that story. But now there are a series of 53 locks and dams installed on the 1,000 mile length of the river to help with flooding and to keep barges move. Hence the ice breaks up and is jagged like icebergs.

  6. Hope your hiney does not stick to the ground
    Lily & Edward

  7. We send you some of our sun and mild weather Sweet William. Have a marvellous Monday and stay warm and safe.
    Best wishes Molly

  8. the snowman looks great... but I'm with you, snow is snow-rible and it betters stays in the freezer, sometimes it is unbelievable that we can walk on rivers or lakes in winter... but I rather don't walk on water and wait for spring :o)
    easy rider

  9. get back inside Sweet William,we want you warm and toasty xx Speedy

  10. That Snow Pope is AMAZING.... Butt the stuffs it is made from.... is HORRID.... we are SICK and TIRED of all this FREEZING an Shaking and Shivering.... We want MUD Season to return...

  11. And we thought you were enjoying some Snow Zoomies for fun....

  12. That snow-pope is impressive. But when the temperature rises, will he also be infallible? I doubt it!
    Toodle pip!

  13. that is a cool snow pope! we have had very little snow this year, kinda strange for us. But winter is not over yet unfortunatley
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  14. We're sorry that you don't like the snow, Sweet William. We absolutely love it and think it provides so much fun!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  15. Pip didn't like the snow either. Ruby doesn't mind it as much. Stay warm! Think spring!

  16. Wow, I think we've all seen more snow than we want this year! OMD your river is totally frozen in that pix. WOW!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

  17. Hey look cold...hope you gots a nice warm spot at Home to thaw out....we don't get a lot...enough to do snow zommies and ice balls on our legs...then it's all great when the peeps dry us with warm towels.

    Your besties
    Susie, Sidebite & Mickey

  18. We don't get snow like you do and mom is thankful for that. What little snow we do get, she is thankful it doesn't last long. Hang in there buddy, Spring is coming.

    Aroo to you,

  19. Oh my, that is a lot of snow. We don't get snow here so it is quite a novelty for us BUTT we're sure it would wear off rather quickly.
    We will be blogging about our PAWSOME parcel either later this week or early next week. Dada is making serious inroads on that candy corn *BOL* mom actually shouted at him yesterday!
    Wally & Sammy

  20. My peep has been talking about taking me for a drive up to the mountains next winter to see snow... But it doesn't look like you like it... hmmm...

  21. BRRRRRR!!! It's sure looking cold at your place!!

    Piper, Celti, Argie and Ivy

  22. Wow....that looks really cold!!! The Pope snowman is pawsome!

    The Florida Furkids

  23. We like playing in the snow but we are ready for spring.

  24. I hate snow too Sweet William. I pretty much just stay in with Mommy and snuggle. Stay warm my pal.

    Loveys Sasha

  25. We got so much ice and snow here…I just can't take it anymore!