cold comfort


Last week’s friday foto finder theme was “comfort.” If you’re out and about walking, it can be a comfort to find a bench to sit on.

Perhaps not, though, if you happen to be walking in New England in winter. Unless your idea of comfort includes having a seriously cold backside.

This bench looks not only cold, but lumpy.

I’ve often thought that fresh fallen snow looks beautifully soft and pillowy. Given enough winter clothing, these chairs might actually be pretty comfortable with their fluffy white cushions….

(This photo was from my archives, taken in December, 2008.)

These snowy cushions, however, are really quite over the top. Literally.¹

This photo was from February, 2011. That was a very long, very snowy, very miserable winter. Even more so than this year. I’m happy to say that after a few days of temperatures well above freezing, our deck is now almost completely clear of snow. Which is good, as we might have more snow on the way this week. (I feel for my friends up in parts of Canada who have not so much of a thaw, and whose decks look still largely like this photo. Take comfort, friends. Spring will surely arrive…some day.)

To see other people getting comfortable with this theme, head on over to the fff blog and set a spell.

¹ I do mean literally literally. Not figuratively.² That snow reaches over the tops of the chairs.
² I received an email from Tumblr recently with the subject line “Your Dashboard is literally on fire.” I found this rather alarming. In case of an actual fire, an email is perhaps not the best means of communication.

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5 responses to “cold comfort

  1. It looks like cold comfort to me. Makes me think of the Colorado winters and all the snow sculptures.

  2. Your footnotes made me laugh out loud. Literally. My office mate asked me what I was up to over here all by myself!

    I love the look of snow piled up on tables and chairs. I might not might snow so much if it always looked so pristine, so soft and pretty. Sadly, its appearance changes so quickly around here. I hope neither of us gets too much snow this week!
    ~Stacie

  3. I’m sorry you’re expecting more snow! But these are great photos, and I love your pontifications on snow as cushioning. Also your footnotes. But I always love your footnotes.

  4. It’s snowing like crazy RIGHT NOW.

    I’m so sick of snow.

  5. I am laughing very hard at your last footnote. :)

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