Thursday Thoughts With Coffee. #1

Hello everyone! It is a cloudy and frosty morning once again. I am quite amazed that our frosty trees are still with us. That just does not happen very often. Usually some wind and sunshine comes along and knocks the frost off the trees. But we have not really had any wind this week, though we did get 2 days of sunshine.

It has meant I have been able to get some nice frosty pictures, which I am showing again today. I hope you enjoy them. On one picture we see open water on the river on one side of a bridge, while on the other side of the bridge people are on the ice with their trucks, cars and fishing “shacks”, or “huts”, as they are called by people around here. Some are tents, some are wood structures that are towed onto the ice, one is a camping trailer.

On this side of the bridge we have open water. This spot is further downstream from where I usually walk.

A hole is cut through the bottom of these things and through the ice to the river water below. Then people practice the art of “ice fishing”. I am not sure why people want to fish for ice when it is easier to just make your own ice. But I guess that is just me. I tried ice fishing once. Only once. I got cold. And I got a cold. But I caught no ice. Or fish either, which is the main purpose apparently.

I was out there for hours one day. No fish. All I did was waste time and nearly freeze. Not fun. But I did not have one of the “shacks”. I sat outside. I can honestly say that was one of the most stupid things I have ever done. My apologies to those out there who may enjoy this rather odd pastime. Some of these people actually have heated shacks. Plus they have comfortable chairs in them.

On the other side of the bridge we have some plowed ice roads and people out ice fishing.

Some have beds so they can nap while fishing for ice. That one I can understand. They also have TV’s. And of course, phones now, to keep themselves busy. Perhaps that would make it more fun than just sitting outside freezing. Oh well. This really is not what I planned on writing about today. It just kind of happened. That happens. To me at least. Oh right, it was that picture that got me going.

I am just having some fun here however. I am changing things a little this year. I am terrible at watching my stats, though I think they are important to check regularly, though not necessarily every day. WP has changed the stats page a bit lately. It now shows how things look compared to the previous week. It is kind of scary.

Frosty trees along the river.

“Likes” were down a bit last week, which is okay, they tend to go up and down a bit from week to week. Last week “likes” were down about 5% over the previous week. Today I noticed they had dropped 37%. That is huge. I do have a request, please remember to press that “like” button when you come. It helps me to know if people are enjoying what I write, or not.

I know that some of you cannot press the “like” button, that is okay. Even if you just enjoy the pictures, you can still press “Like”. Thank you so much! I also want to thank all of you for your fantastic support for my blog! Well, I must be going for now, another cup of coffee is calling. Would you like to join me for another cup? Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

9 Comments on “Thursday Thoughts With Coffee. #1

  1. Altho’ I love winter I would not go ice fishing…how can one side be open water and the other side cars and trucks go onto the ice…scary ! 😳😯😲 ! I never knew I should tap the like button…you can tell that I am a computer ignorant ! πŸ™„ Sleep well ! πŸ˜΄πŸ˜»πŸ™‚

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    • Well, once the river gets on the other side of the bridge, the river gets wider, so the current slows down which allows the water to freeze, quite solidly. Hope you have a good night of rest!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜»πŸŒ›πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄β˜•β˜•β„οΈβ„οΈ


  2. I never check stats, i do rarely, sometime, you know when I have nothing to look out πŸ€£πŸ˜‰. It’s scary πŸ˜‚. People don’t intentionally miss 😹 working professionals month end keeps each of us slightly occupied πŸ˜‡ have a nice day Uncle Steve πŸ€—πŸ€—


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