Thursday, February 2, 2012

Post(Card)-A-Day 2: Snowy Umbrellas


11 comments:

  1. Snow-free in the SE UK up to now this winter. But nobody uses an umbrella - never. You see, we need both hands to make snowballs with. And snow falling on you is an experience we don't have very often. Same reason you don't see many folk in these parts with a parasol in the summer. We have to grab the experience for as long as it lasts.

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  2. Beautiful snow pictures. I personally do not use an umbrella unless it is raining and then it depends on whether or not I am wearing a rain parka like if I am out hiking. Here in the States it all depends on where you live for umbrella use, I think, as I have seen women especially using them in sun, rain, and snow. Not too many use them for anything but rain, but sometimes for sun and snow. Where I live it does not snow:( Last year we did have winter though, 0 C and below for about 3 weeks! Needless to say, I miss the snow of Virginia and the winter of Pennsylvania and both in Montana.

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  3. Nice snow! Here in Zurich, we only have ~1 cm and -9°, which felt like -20° when I was typewriter hunting this noon... Personally, I never use an umbrella, except when carrying typewriters in wooden boxes. I usually relay on my softshell jacket.

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  4. I don't use an umbrella for snow, even the wet stuff.

    I do own an umbrella and keep it in my car, but I only take it out if the rain is pouring down and just for the walk between the parking lot and work. On the weekends, I'll just get wet. It might be a guy thing:)

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  5. I have used an umbrella in snow, but not often. The point about the parkas reminds me of the saying, "There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing." Of course that doesn't account for extremes, but it covers this.
    Nice pics, as always.

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  6. What is this "snow" stuff you speak of? I've heard of "rain" and even occasionally have experienced it, but there's never enough water falling out of the sky in any form here to warrant owning an umbrella. :D

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  7. Here the students seem to consider it uncool even to use an umbrella in the rain. They walk around with hoods, at best, and sometimes in shorts and sandals, getting drenched. I'm an umbrella man myself.

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  8. Although I have to admit that I'm enjoying our unusually warm Kansas winter this year, I really enjoyed your snow photos. I've never used an umbrella in the snow, maybe because I refuse to buy a coat without a hood. Freezing rain is a different story!

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  9. No umbrella here for snow or rain. I won't melt and I will dry out. If I'm going to slip and possibly fall, I don't want to be impalled with one of the spines from an umbrella.

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  10. Very nice snow photos and the postcard is most awesome!

    I am the snow curmudgeon of our household and am ambivalent at best. We had two record winters in a row with over 40 inches of snow in each. This winter has been close to dry - bad for the winter wheat but good for my long drive.

    I've never been much for umbrellas except if I am wearing business clothes. I'm trying to remember seeing anyone in flyover country with an umbrella in the snow. None come to mind.

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  11. Where I live people don't use umbrellas for snow. We don't have a lot of snow... But neither for rain and we do have a lot of rain... Part of fun is in getting wet!

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