Friday, November 21, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Winter Blast Week continues here at OPOD with this picture of a passenger train in the snow. Looks like the train has stopped for a moment. This is a really chilly looking scene, and I wonder if the passenger cars had any type of heating in them, or if everyone just had to bundle up.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Today's Winter Blast picture is from 1900 and shows New York's Fifth Avenue after a snow storm. I would imagine it was a big job to clear the streets before there were snow plows.
Actually, I find hot summers more uncomfortable than cold winters. To me, I can always find a way to stay warm, but when you have a month of 105 degree weather, you just can't get cool. So what about you . . .which is worse cold winters or hot summers?
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Welcome to Winter Blast Week here at OPOD. I don't know how many of you are getting hit by this cold blast coming down from Alaska, but I will tell you things are very cold here in West Texas. So, this week we will look at people working in the cold. This picture shows a cowboy working in a snowstorm. The picture was taken in Wyoming in 1923.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
I really like this old picture from 1900 showing a woman cooking over an open fire in a fireplace. You can see the old oil lamps on the mantle, along with a wind up clock. The spinning wheel has a prominent place in the room. She looks to be at least in her 60's which means she would have lived through the Civil War, and lots of other interesting historical times.