I can jump puddles

It has been a week of picture perfect snow, sunshine and then enough rain to wash poor wincey out. The watery effect on the eight inches of snow was to turn NYC streets into a sea of slippery slushy ice. So the challenge was not only to gear up with warm layers, coat, scarf, hat, gloves, umbrella and wellies, but to stay upright and then arrive at the destination without getting completely drenched. But my delight at donning rubber boots and playing in the puddles, was as nothing compared to the revenge of the big guys. Hundreds of garbage trucks, typically slaves to stopping and starting their way through the back streets, suddenly had the right of way. Fitted at the front with giant ploughs, they were like speed boats, creating waves of water as they surged through the slush. I couldn’t sacrifice my suit for the shot but standing back on the sidewalk dreamt of Spring instead. With all this water, it’s going to be spectacular – we’ll soon be sunning as we climb the spout again…

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7 Responses to I can jump puddles

  1. Rob Richardson says:

    Hi Gabrielle ,
    5am Sunday here in Melbourne & 82f, a big difference from you.
    Great photos not sure if I have to pack my Gum boots and Skis for April.
    Stay warm.
    Regards,
    Rob

  2. Shirley Calder says:

    Hi Gabriel
    Love the pictures , carnt wait to return to N/Y
    Shirley

  3. Sue Farbenblum says:

    Hi Gabriel,, I look forward to your blogs, getting up to speed on what’s going on in NY-just had to catch up on about 4, as things got quite hectic at work. Just yesterday I was wondering what was the outcome of the superbowl as there was a bit of hype here in the news bulletins (Sydney) prior to the match. Small in comparison to the patriotic enthusiasm you get in NY ..Good to see the gumboots getting a work out in somewhere in the world- I’m looking at my wilting vege garden, Your title for the 8th,Feb,reminded me of the book I had to read as a new reader; not ,half as engrossing as what our kids had in the likes of Harry Potter.for reading encouragement.

    • Thank you Sue. Apparently the Seahawks thrashed the Broncos at the Superbowl. But I don’t know that this would have dampened anyone’s enthusiasm for the event…. Hope your garden is surviving – believe it or not, I found some frozen rosemary on our balcony yesterday for the lamb shanks and it was delicious. Can’t wait to see what else is still alive under that snow…

  4. Laurie Collins - Mayor - District Council of Tumby Bay says:

    Hi Gabriel, having not experienced snow other in the Australian snow fields I think that with that much ‘cold’ around I will prefer to stay on Eyre Peninsula with the 40+ C temps we are having as I know how to stay cool. Regards Laurie Collins

  5. Kevin & Roslyn Tischer says:

    Hello Gabriel, the Tischer family Adelaide Hills – yes the johnnys are delightful straight of the tree (season coming up) the wines magnificent and countryside breathtaking. yes the American people would love, they can visit but sorry they cant have it, Please keep informing and entertaining us as you do. kind regards

    Kevin, Roslyn Tischer and family

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