Cold, Cold, Cold

Before the weather turned cold.

18 degrees.

That’s what Alexa said when I went for our usual morning walk. I have no idea what weather service Amazon uses, but the world was frozen when I went out. I was wearing cold weather underwear. I was wearing heavy socks. Good cold weather gear.

Still I was cold.

The dog who sees stuff had no idea what to do. She was slipping and sliding. She almost couldn’t find a place to “do her business” because the ground was frozen and had no smell. There is ice on the sidewalks. She’s a Louisiana dog.

18 degrees.

I wish we had snow. But, no. We have is ice. Everywhere. As you probably know, bridges and overpasses freeze first. They did. Every interstate bridge is frozen. The Causeway is frozen. The bridges into New Orleans are frozen.

New Orleans is cut off from the world.

Depending on what you believe, that’s either a good thing or bad thing. For most of us, since there really isn’t much snow, we are staying home. There is no reason to go out. No reason to deal with New Orleans drivers who are either bad or drunk in normal weather.


The picture. Early yesterday, the clouds started rolling in. From some views you could see the cold front clearly shown as it blew in. But, this picture pretty well illustrates what we saw. When I saw it, I photographed. I didn’t have to do much in post production because nature took care of that. All on her own.

I’ll show you some ice tomorrow.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at or For a quick look at my work please go to

2 thoughts on “Cold, Cold, Cold

  1. Thank you. We have two more days of really cold weather, but the ice and snow stopped earlier today. Of course, some of it melted and refroze. Now the streets are like ice skating rinks.


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