It's time for my annual what-fools-these-mortals-be post.


It's been rather foggy this week, due to above average temperatures
and lots and lots and lots of melting. Last weekend we had
pretty much 100% snow cover; today there is almost none left. That is
fast. Pity the poor folks in the Red River valley. That river flows north to Hudson's Bay, so the southern reaches of the river overflow their banks regularly in the spring because the northern reaches are still frozen.

No big flooding issues around here, thank goodness.

Just fog.

Fog house

We do, however, have more than a few folks who seem to consider themselves immortal. Or at least lighter than water.

Fog atv 

See that shoreline? Completely bare of snow, with plenty of melt water and rain on top of the ice.

Fog people truck 

Could it be that some of that ignorance/bravado/stupidity comes from this?

Fog bottle

ETA: While I was out and about today (and took these photos) I saw two people in shorts and t-shirts. Look, either it is winter and you can drive on the ice, or it is spring and you can wear shorts and t-shirts. Make up your minds, people!

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0 Responses to Fog.

  1. lisa says:

    People are idiots. Not us of course. Just people.

  2. Chris says:

    *sits back and waits for Darwinism to kick in*

  3. Guinifer says:

    Suppose that bottle had anything to do with that decision-making?

  4. Vicki says:

    Down here, the fools are the ones driving around in the fog without their headlights on… day after day. Thank goodness the foggy part is nearly over!

  5. marianne says:

    Gorgeous photos of the fog (sans the dumbasses) and wha???? is that a truck out there? dumbass idiots. :^)

  6. Cookie says:

    Isn’t testosterone an amazing thing?
    Love the photos and your fog!

  7. Cindy says:

    When I was a little girl, I never understood why my mother would purse up her lips in disapproval at the mention of ice fishing.
    Took me a long time to realize that there was a lot of drinking going on in the “ice houses” out on the lake.
    She pursed up her lips at taverns, too. Took me a long time to be able to enter one without feeling I should be hiding my face 🙂

  8. Carrie K says:

    If you have enough of those bottles, it’s possible it IS spring in winter. 😉
    Those fog pictures are so gorgeous!

  9. It seems like every year there is someone around here who tempts fate like that. It’s always so tragic when things go horribly wrong on the melting ice. What is wrong with people???

  10. k says:

    I won’t tell you my ice-fishing story. But I will tell you about driving in the fog through the Penokees today.

  11. soxanne says:

    Great photos. Thanks for sharing.

  12. gayle says:

    Great photos.
    We have idiots on ice up here, too…

  13. Mary says:

    Tee Hee. My dad lives on a lake in New Hampshire, and every year a genius or two falls through the ice with a snowmobile. (Usually they live.) The state exacts an *enormous* fine for polluting, as well as the annoyance of fishing the thing out. Hope Wisconsin does as well. 🙂

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