Comments on: Ill Winds: A Necessary Evil http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/artsandscience/photoimage/ill-winds-a-necessary-evil/ Photos and Front Porch Musing from Floyd County Virginia Thu, 21 May 2015 16:11:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Lynnhttp://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/artsandscience/photoimage/ill-winds-a-necessary-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-92428 Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:47:40 +0000 http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/?p=8802#comment-92428 Fred, Your description of Summer wind reminds me of living in upstate New York for the first half of my life. You description of Winter wind also reminds me of living on Saratoga Lake also in NY when my daughters were both younger than 5. When that wind howled across the lake in January, one stood at attention. Our power would go out and then husband and I would bundled up our girls in blankets on the couch and he would make a fire in the fireplace in front of us and we would all snuggle in against the rattling window panes and the angry wind. One fierce January day I had to attend a funeral for a neighbor. Since we were a small group of brave families living year round on a “summer lake” just taking the girls outside to walk to the neighbors was a time consuming event of getting all the clothes on, taking them off once inside etc. I would put vaseline on my daughter’s cheeks because from prior experience the biting cold would chap her little face by the time we walked next door. That with scarf wrapped around her, eyes peeking through. Funny, until I read your post today, forgot those January days of long ago. I believe that youth has a resilience because looking back it all seemed like an adventure. Glad it was part and parcel of my life so far. Like your drawing too.

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By: kenjuhttp://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/artsandscience/photoimage/ill-winds-a-necessary-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-92258 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:42:58 +0000 http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/?p=8802#comment-92258 It is colder here than we have had in 2 years and the wind is terrible today. I was not dressed warmly enough for it and nearly froze, so now I am in my chair with a blanket and a cup of hot tea.

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By: Kathyhttp://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/artsandscience/photoimage/ill-winds-a-necessary-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-92245 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:30:31 +0000 http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/?p=8802#comment-92245 I plainly remember reading that excerpt from Slow Road. What a picture it paints, of both summer and winter winds. I fondly remember the summer winds being just as you described, but I have blocked the memories of winter winds from my early childhood in Milwaukee and Detroit.

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By: fletchhttp://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/artsandscience/photoimage/ill-winds-a-necessary-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-92241 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:23:41 +0000 http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/?p=8802#comment-92241 I could never make my peace with cold and Winter, which is why I left the mountains (at least temporarily) for the beach. The cold combined with the claustrophobia of high mountains and no open space leads to madness, at least for me. The beach doesn’t offer the photographic opportunities of playing with light on diverse flora and fauna, but I’ll make the sacrifice just because I like my soup being too hot.

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By: Jim Connorhttp://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/artsandscience/photoimage/ill-winds-a-necessary-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-92240 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:22:43 +0000 http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/?p=8802#comment-92240 The man accepts the conditions, but the boy cries out “I wanna’ go outside and PLAY!”

I have written and published a post this morning, checked both email accounts several times and visited my favorite forum. I sit here, dressed in wool, in front of my laptop thinking I should invent something to do to stave off the boredom.

Half my kingdom for June!!

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By: Lisa Uotinenhttp://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/artsandscience/photoimage/ill-winds-a-necessary-evil/comment-page-1/#comment-92237 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 12:47:05 +0000 http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/?p=8802#comment-92237 Great picture! When my girls awake this morning I’ll show it to them, they will love it, and they’ll probably want an I-pad even more than they already do. I love the excerpt as well. I just requested Slow Road Home from Roanoke Valley Libraries rvl catalog…hopefully I’ll have it in a few days. Thanks!

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