Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday's Top Ten

The top ten things about winter:

10
Photo by Yoav Shapiro

9
Photo by Alisa Cooper

8
Photo by Rob Friesel

7
Photo by Snorlax's Cafe

6


5
Photo by Sean Dreilinger

4


3
Photo by Michael Verhoef

2
Photo by Philip Cummings

And the #1 thing about winter:

1
Photo by Matt Hollingsworth

Images Licensed Under Creative Commons

49 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Enjoyed your top ten in picture form.
Lovely to the eye, thanks for sharing.

Yvonne.

BECKY said...

oooohhh, that last picture made my stomach do flips! Eeek!

creativewritingintheblackberrypatch said...

Oh no, not #1!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Oh man...don't ever do that. Lick an icicle or a snowball but don't ever do THAT.

Hart Johnson said...

I'm guessing that cactus with the hat and scarf is the only one of these you actually experience most years...

Oh, those kids... stupid, stupid children... I bet they were double dog dared...

Slamdunk said...

Winter is not my fav, but I am all for your #3 and 35.

Misha Gericke said...

Lol No 1 is the best! :-D

Clarissa Draper said...

My favourite is #3. Perhaps I'm just hungry.

Linda Kage said...

Aww. Now I'm not so disgruntled about being frozen right now. The cocoa sure looks good. My nephew tried the tongue on the pole thing once; it really does stick in cold weather!

L.G.Smith said...

Living in Ice Block Colorado this year, I have to say number five is my favorite with a side of number seven.

Linda G. said...

Love it! Especially the cactus. :)

Joanne said...

lol, I like your Texas version of the Snowman ... A snow cactus! Very cute.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Last one did it for me! Best part of the movie A Christmas Story.

Margo Kelly said...

Oh! Those are fabulous!! Thanks for sharing with us!

LR said...

Cactus is so cute. :)

Tracy Jo said...

Fun! We are getting a little snow here today...maybe I will head out to make my own snow angel. :-) Happy weekend!!

Angela said...

I must say I never saw a snow cactus (not even an everyday cactus outside in our areas). My daughter always used to make snow pigs. But ooh, I enjoyed the cup of hot chocolate!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

ooh that last one ... no good can come of that! Loved seeing the 10 in pictures too - you always make Fridays fun.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Great pics! I'm glad to say my kids haven't stuck their tongues to metal poles! Yay! (Knocking on wood...)

irishoma said...

Love these.
Creative, clever, and funny--oh, and Ouch for the last one.
Donna

Shirley Wells said...

Love these - except the last one. Ouch!

Have a great weekend!

Julie said...

Great pictures, I especially love the snowman cactus! And I'm now dying to get home and have hot chocolate and snuggle under a blanket. I'm a devout winter hater but you've almost convinced me to change my tune.

Happy weekend, Carol! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Yvonne - Glad you liked :)

Becky - Boys will be boys.

Janet - Yeth :)

Delores - It's a sticky situation.

Hart - Your guess is correct!

Stephen Tremp said...

I notice a lot more people giving credit to their images lately. I should do the same. I used to live in snowy Michigan and can relate to these pics. Brings back lots of memories.

Carol Kilgore said...

Slamdunk - Not mine either, but this year it's been extremely mild :)

Misha - No spam filter! Yea!! Hope the photos made your heat easier :)

Clarissa - I know :)

Linda K - Yep. Boys - whatcha gonna do?

Luanne - So far we've had only a few cold days and nothing record breaking. Our orange tree has blooms. Shhh...don't tell the Weather Goddess.

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Great pictures, Carol! And yumm...hot chocolate!

Carol Kilgore said...

Linda G - Yeah :)

Joanne - Gotta work with whatcha got :)

Alex - One of my fave Christmas movies :)

Margo - My pleasure.

LR - A little taste of Texas.

Ciara said...

Oh, no. Stop those children!! :)

Liza said...

I love every one of these pictures. What a great way to close out the week!

Carol Kilgore said...

Tracy Jo - Have fun!

Angela - I've never seen a snow pig!

Melissa - I try. Laughter is good.

Elizabeth - There's a first time for everything :) Keep knocking - LOL.

Donna - I'll second the ouch.

Laura Eno said...

I adore that cactus! When I move to AZ one day, I plan on using them as reindeer substitutes in Christmas displays. #1 looks painful!
Enjoy your weekend!

Conda V. Douglas said...

Great pics--makes me feel a touch better about doldrums January!

Carol Kilgore said...

Shirley - I don't want to try it.

Julie - I like a quick dose of winter.

Stephen - Happy memories :)

Elspeth - Gotta have chocolate :)

Ciara - Hopefully the photographer did.

Liza - Glad you enjoyed.

Carol Kilgore said...

Laura - Go for it!

Conda - I get those doldrums in February if it's still cold here.

The Golden Eagle said...

Great pictures. :)

J.L. Campbell said...

The kids and the cactus are my favourites. Have a great weekend, Carol!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ha! That last one is hilarious!!

I'm a summer person, but I'm in no rush to get rid of winter yet. I do enjoy it. :)

Ricardo MiƱana said...

Hello Very nice images,
have a good weekend.
a hug.

Mason Canyon said...

Love your list today. Thanks for the laugh at #1. Have a great weekend.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Carol Kilgore said...

Golden Eagle - I like them, too :)

Joy - I loved the cactus!

Jennifer - Feels like spring in San Antonio.

Ricardo - Thanks. You, too.

Mason - You're welcome :)

Southpaw said...

A top ten in photos! Absolutely awesome!

Jan Morrison said...

love these...it is snowy and icy and cold here at last. I'm going to curl up with a mystery (Ian Rankin's newest) and some popcorn I think. The stove is stoked and I'll have to take the mutt out but other than that - it is a true blue Sunday.

Medeia Sharif said...

Those are all charming photos. They make me miss snow, although the soup and hot chocolate are doable.

Have a great week.

Carol Kilgore said...

Holly - Thanks.

Jan - A perfect reading day :)

Medeia - I made myself miss it, too. Especially the sledding. Love that!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

The last one is something my boys would do, especially if I just told them not to do it. My daughter is too smart to make that mistake. :D

Theresa Milstein said...

Careful kids in picture #1!

We've had snow here on and off the last few days. Winter is here!

Carol Kilgore said...

Stina - Girls rock!

Theresa - Go make a snow angel :)

Nas Dean said...

Loved, loved your pictures! Living in a tropical country how I yearn for your type of a winter!

Carol Kilgore said...

Nas Dean - I'm glad you enjoyed them.