Winter Shopping

When one thinks of shopping in the winter, one thinks of indoor malls that are warmly heated; of places where one is comfortable away from the elements of winter. One does not think of ice and cold! Before Christmas last year, my family and I went out to do a little shopping. The day we chose was not the best as during the night there had been an ice storm. Having never experienced such a severe ice storm, we were unprepared for the havoc it caused. The sights we saw, though, were beautiful.

Winter Shopping. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Winter Shopping. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

As we walked into Ikea, we could not help but notice the shopping carts that had been left outside overnight. The entire cart was encased in ice, giving a new meaning to the term “winter shopping”.

Icy Shopping cart. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Icy Shopping cart. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

We walked past the carts, knowing that we would find ice-free ones inside – and thankful we did not have to grab those frozen handles.

(For more pictures on this icy experience, visit my post A Winter Reality)

Do you enjoy winter shopping?

(This post is a contribution to Paula’s Thursday Special. Head on over and look at other interesting posts by fellow bloggers. )

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014


36 thoughts on “Winter Shopping

  1. Can’t say I do. I visited the Bay Area in December, and we did some outlet shopping. It was miserably cold and a horrible experience. I didn’t buy anything in the end.


  2. Wow! I have never seen a thing like that. I like your icicyles photos Colline, especially the closer one 🙂 Thank you so very much for taking part in this week’s Thursday Special. I am always happy to see you around 🙂


  3. Great shots, Colline. I’ve seen plenty of snow-covered carts but never any with icicles. With an ice and snow storm due to come here Thursday, I just might get my chance.


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