Thursday, January 14, 2010

WINTER SKIES & EDITORIAL::WHY NO SLEDDING ?

A SKY WATCH FRIDAY POSTskywatchlogo

FRAMEDSKY

Linda and I on our recent “road trip” visited her Mom and Brothers (Near Chicago) and this is what the skies looked like after dropping 12 inches of snow  LOL. Then on to Toledo,Ohio where we visited my son Nathan his wife Cassie and the GRANDKIDS.

NOW “WHY NO SLEDDING”

1. Sledding might be healthy 

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2. Excess Fresh Air and Sunshine (POSSIBLE OVER PRODUCTION OF VITAMIN D)

3. Decrease in sales of video games etc. etc. Less texting minutes used, and the off chance children might talk to one another. 

DANGER: The children in the above photos have taken a stand FOR SLEDDING. Please contact any and all politicians. Hearings must be held. Impose new taxes and fines on all sled makers and this trend can be stopped in it’s sled tracks.

pooh Pooh Bear reporting from Fort Miamis. ( Couple Grand Children in the above photo)

21 comments:

Guy D said...

Now that is what I call a fun skywatch post, great selection of shots.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

J Bar said...

Great collection.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

nice skies! But the pictures of the grandkids are (almost) enough to make me long for some snow. They are having so much fun! (Too much I guess, according the sign.,)

Sylvia K said...

What fun, Joe! Great collage of shots! Love the pictures of your grandchildren!! Such fun! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

what a fun post. i reckon you had a great road trip.

eileeninmd said...

Great series of photos, Loved your skywatch mosaic.

caughtbymycamera said...

Wonderful pictures. Must be so much fun to take a ride there!

Jenn Jilks said...

Great shots. Can't compare to our 30" of snow in My Muskoka in December!

Day4plus said...

Why "No Sledding"? I will take a stand with the kids.
Neat collages. MB

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gosh Joe---I wouldn't want you to get too much exercise or too much Vit. D... I think you just need to sit around watching TV and eating hot, buttered popcorn!!!!! ha ha ha

I do have one question for you... WHY in the winter did you all go to Chicago??? Don't you know that you need to go SOUTH in the winter and NORTH in the summer?????

Great pictures though... I also liked the pictures of the new RV's. Fancy stuff!!!!
Betsy

June said...

Wonderful to see blue skies...in your pictures and yesterday, for the first time in weeks...here! What a lift!

I Googled "Ft Miamis no sledding" and found the 2005 municipal meeting minutes. The the reason for the no sledding: "MetroParks indicated to Council that Ft. Miami Park has received National Historical Park recognition as a historic site and must be maintained according to National Park regulations which specifically states that the site must be maintained as a historical shrine" or the property can no longer be a state historical site and reverts to the grantor's ownership.

I guess no kids ever sledded on it when it was becoming historic...? :-/

wenn said...

it must be interesting sledding.

JOE TODD said...

June you are correct. That is pretty much what the sign says.Maybe by putting the sign up and then not enforcing the policy is "ok" but then again what does that teach our kids???
Betsy heading south next month to play a little golf LOL

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: What really neat captures of some blue skies among the grey.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a lot of fun!

storyteller said...

Delightful snow mosaic and beautiful wintry skies too! Thanks for dropping by Small Reflections ;-)

Tony Letts said...

sometimes winter events get cancelled over here because it's the wrong type of snow! WTF?

Owlfarmer said...

The one thing I really miss about living in the upper northwest (rather than in the lower where I am now) is the big flowsy billowy snow. It's hardly ever this pretty in north Texas, so thanks for sharing these, Joe.

George said...

I enjoyed the sledding pictures. They brought back memories of my northern Indiana childhood.

Sharkbytes said...

Sledding is so great! We all used to fly down a short steep hill with a creek at the bottom and try to jump it. I'm sure it would now be illegal to sled there. We've protected everyone into being a real softie.

Linnea W said...

What fun shots. How lucky that you got there just as the sunshine was coming out! Beautiful skies and colors.