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Global Warming My Ass – We’re Heading Toward The Big Freeze!

March 1st, 2015 · 11 Comments

NYC – Don’t talk to me about global warming!

Boston – I know I parked my car here somewhere.

We’ve been warned for years that global warming is going to do our planet in, but ask anyone lately and they’ll tell you, “Global warming my ass!” Places like New York City and Boston are used to seeing snow and lots of it, but when Niagara Falls freezes over and so does the Allegheny River (no little creek we’re talking about here) this is what we call COLD!

Niagara Falls – Remember when we came on our honeymoon, darling. Wasn’t the water falling?

Allegheny River – Let’s have an ice skating party and invite all of Pittsburgh.

And when I see a few of the places I’ve visited in the wintertime when the weather was warm and sunny, you know, places like Jerusalem, the Grand Canyon or Istanbul…and they’re now covered in snow. All I can say is we’re heading toward the Big Freeze.

Jerusalem – I know the Wailing Wall is around somewhere.

Grand Canyon – What can I say except beautiful.

Instanbul – Galata Bridge and the Yeni Mosque looking new.

Maya Muses:  Bundle up, folks, it doesn’t look like things are going to get better any time soon.  Pull out your sleds, build an igloo or a snowman, scoop up some clean snow and make ice cream* or snow cones. Or if you have an entrepreneurial spirit you can sell bottles of it. People are crazy enough to buy bottles of snow as you can read here and it’s not cheap – $19.99. That includes S&H, but sometimes when it arrives you got yourself a half a bottle of water. If you ever needed proof there’s a sucker born every minute, look no further.

Here’s to Spring, only 3 weeks away!


*Recipe for Snow Ice Cream

1 cup milk (any kind, but the creamier the better)
1/3 cup granulated sugar.
1 tsp. vanilla extract.
1 pinch salt.
8 cups clean snow (more or less depending on the density of the snow)

Whisk the ingredients together (except for the snow) in a large mixing bowl until combined. Place bowl in freezer until you gather the snow.  Stir the snow into the milk mixture, and keep adding until it reaches a creamy consistency.  It should be fluffy and easy to scoop, but not runny.

For Chocolate Ice Cream:

Replace 1 cup of milk with chocolate milk or add
1/8 of a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. of instant coffee (optional)

Makes 4 servings. Enjoy!

Photo Credits: NYC, Boston, Niagara Falls, Pittsburgh, Jerusalem, Grand Canyon, Istanbul, Ice Cream

Tags: In The News · Is Anyone Listening? · Miscellaneous

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Harriet // Mar 21, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Happy first day of spring!

  • 2 Lynn // Mar 30, 2015 at 8:18 am

    Shame on me, I didn’t see this sooner! I’ve been reading the different articles you’ve been sending me and I’m amazed at the changes taking place your way: new restaurants, new housing, new people moving in. I think a lot has to do with people wanting to move to the coast. And/or baby boomers retiring and wanting a warmer climate near the sea shore.

    I’m only alerted to new commenters, so sometimes I miss a new comment by a regular reader. I’m going to have to rectify that! I hope you and Richard are enjoying spring. Have a blessed Holy Week and a Happy Easter!

  • 3 Madeline Mora-Summonte // Apr 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Those are some amazing pics! I grew up in the Northeast, but I don’t miss the snow at all. :)

    (Stopping by from Ms. Reid’s blog!)

  • 4 angie Arcangioli // Apr 2, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Lynn,
    I’ve lurked often on your space. Can’t wait to meet you. When you return, let’s bring a few chapters over a drink. I’d love to find a good CP.

  • 5 Lilly Faye Poodle // Apr 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Hello, Maya. I’m visiting from Janet Reid’s blog. Love your visuals!

  • 6 Lilly Faye Poodle // Apr 2, 2015 at 3:18 pm

    Sorry for messing up your name in my prior comment, Lynn!!!

  • 7 Lynn // Apr 13, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, Madeline. I grew up in the Northeast as well. I love the change of seasons, but I will admit I prefer looking at the snow while I’m indoors by a cozy fire.

    I’ll be sure to stop by your blog once I’m back home.

  • 8 Lynn // Apr 13, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Angie, it’s definitely a date. Like you, I would love to find a good CP. I’ll call you when I get back and thanks for visiting. I’ll do the same soon and leave a commen on your blog. Funny thing, I’ve lurked on your site as well. I love your paintings.

  • 9 Lynn // Apr 13, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Thanks, Lilly, for coming over. I do like to use photos with my posts, I think it adds to the story.

    I’ll be sure to stop by and say hello on yours as soon as I get home.

  • 10 JEN Garrett // Apr 27, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Haha, it the wackos over here with their heads in the sand screaming about global warming just because we happen to be in a drought on the West Coast. The rest of America is under no such illusions.

  • 11 Lynn // Apr 28, 2015 at 8:44 am

    Hey, Jen, I usually say the Ostrich should be the thirteenth astrological sign for all those people with their head in the sand. I guess there’ll be a lot on the West Coast. LOL.

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