LOOKING AT WINTER ROADS

PHOTO CHALLENGE | The Road Taken


Winter roads are best taken as pictures. Driving down them in cars, even if the car has four-wheel drive, can be surprisingly scary. Especially if, like us, you live at the top of a long, steep hill that turns to ice very quickly when a storm comes.

Better standing about taking the picture than driving on this road ...

Photo: Marilyn Armstrong. – Better standing about taking the picture than driving on this road …

Photo: Garry Armstrong - Just one man walking on that road!

Photo: Garry Armstrong – Just one man walking on that road!

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2017



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27 replies

  1. That looks like one very icy, dangerous road. It can’t last much longer.
    Leslie

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  2. great shots- but I wouldn’t want to be driving on that road!

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  3. Cool photos, but I think I would have felt safer on the other side of that crash barrier just in case 🙂

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  4. Those shots do look lovely… but what’s all that white stuff called again??
    (Our lowest temp in last 36 hours = 72 degs)

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  5. Take care out there. Great shots.

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  6. Wonderful captures, showing both the beauty and for me the danger

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  7. I’d have probably taken that photo from behind the guardrail just to be extra cautious. That car might be taking that turn a little too fast….

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    • Garry did that. Wrapped himself around a pole. Killed my lovely Acura, BUT other than one huge bang on the head, he was ok. It’s a really BAD road. Smarter people don’t go out on it until after they’ve shoveled and sanded it. He wasn’t going far … just down the road, but it was far enough. Like maybe a few hundred feet from the house?

      I should mention you can’t actually go over the rail because there a sharp drop down into the woods, but I was standing in our driveway, several feet OFF the road. As was Garry. Sometimes they come around that turn out of Rhode Island at insane speeds. The road isn’t angled properly, so they go flying off and many of them don’t survive.

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  8. Love both of these shots! The little bit of bright color in the road shot, and the footsteps up the driveway are great captures!

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