Thursday, December 23, 2010

Snowflake Math


Snowflake + snowflake + snowflake + .... + snowflake = SNOW.

Today's 9 Muses Musing prompt is SNOWFLAKE, but I've been sick and in bed the last couple of days, and have not come up with a snowflake photo. So I'm trying to make one of my favorites from our little trip into Monza last weekend work for this prompt. What do you think? Are you buying it?

I loved this photo because it shows how bicycles are just a part of life here. A mode of transportation, regardless of the weather. I was a bike commuter back in Oregon, but I have to admit I would not ride in snow. I think many people have that opinion here too, but look - there were enough bikes to fill up a bike rack on a Saturday night in Monza. Only one of them had snow on the seat, and the tire tracks indicate most of these had been used recently.

Impressive. It should inspire me, but I still don't think I want to ride in the snow.

Tomorrow's 9 Muses Musing prompt is STOCKING. I'd better get creative...

16 comments:

  1. I've always been too scared to cycle on the roads here with so much traffic so I've been missing out on this mode of transport, but seeing all this snow in the photo (made up of plenty of snowflakes, so yes, this photo will pass!:) I'm kind of glad I'm not cycling.
    Hope you feel better soon :)

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  2. I like this, no one is on bikes at the moment here in England. Hope you feel better soon.

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  3. Only the foolhardy ride bicycles in the winter in Fargo. ;) Delightful picture, tho. Hope you feel better. :)

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  4. Oh! When I read the title of your post I thought you were going to give us the scientific formula for snowflakes. You must be very ill! I hope you feel better very soon and in plenty of time for Christmas proper. And then we'll expect the correct formula :-)

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  5. Hi Kat,

    Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well, love the line of bikes pic, also the line of stars, in fact I just love your line of photography ;-)

    Sue x

    BTW Take a quick peek at my Christmas day post if poss, there's something you might like!?!

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  6. Sick in bed = not fun.
    Bikes in the snow? Fun!
    Imagine if you saw some with winter tire chains? LOL!

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  7. I'm in. I see the snowflakes on the ground : )

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  8. brave to ride bikes in the snow!

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  9. Brave to ride a bike on the streets, period. Let alone in the snow. Haha, you could tell what a fraidy cat I am. I only stick to recreational bike paths. :)

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  10. perfect for snowflake.
    I love that about Europe, fewer cars, lots of walking. I'm not sure about riding in the snow though. :)

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  11. I must admit I don't even ride a bike in good weather... ;-)
    Love your image ~ hope you are feeling better soon ~ Rebecca

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  12. I was bike rider in Japan too, but am too frightened to do that here in England. Hope you feel better soon and have a lovely Christmas. xm

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  13. Ahh, my dream living in a tiny town that requires only a townie bicycle to get around. :)

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  14. A lovely photograph, but can't say I would enjoy being on one of those bikes in the driving snow!

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  15. I'm with Tammy, I would love living in a town where you rode bikes to get around - but I'd hope it was someplace without snow!

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