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Caution: Falling Ice and Snow in Boston

The bone-chilling cold in the Boston air was a bit of a shock to the system last week after a “winter” of non-freezing temperatures in London.

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When we arrived, it was the first time I saw snow this season – something I had been looking to for a while.

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Having grown up just outside of Buffalo, New York, Winter always meant plenty of snow, so London’s mild rainy season always seems strange to me.

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I also spent Christmas in the Canary Islands which was beautiful but far from snowy.

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Boston, on the other hand, does Winter the right way – white!

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Wandering around the city for hours on a mild weekend, stepping over dirty piles of snow, past drain pipes wrapped in ice and evergreen wreaths still adorning the doors, we started noticing signs.

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Caution: Falling Ice and Snow! Or some variation.

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They were everywhere, warning people of the dangers of the thaw.

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So, naturally, I started to collect pictures of the signs.

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Some were pretty elegant. Others, much less so.

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I just thought I’d share them here since I took photos of 12 of them.

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Luckily, we dodged all of those hazardous chunks of falling ice, thanks to plenty of warning signs…

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Are you used to a cold winter or a warm one? Would you like to experience the opposite?

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Diana Mieczan
    March 5, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Oh boy, I love love love all those photos. How brilliant! Stay warm, sweetie. xo

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