Friday, October 30, 2015

Ephemeral snow poles appear

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I was working in the field yesterday (here at the Franziskusgemeinschaft farm in Austria) when I heard a tap-tap-tap down the road apiece.
Soon this truck drove up and workers from the nearby town hammered a snow pole into the ground.
Something new for me, an Israeli from the desert!

These Schneestangen show drivers how deep the snow is and where the sides of the road are, and they even have reflectors for night driving.
These ephemeral snow poles are here today and gone at the beginning of spring.

EPHEMERAL is the subject for City Daily Photo bloggers' Theme Day for November 1.
Visit the CDP portal and see what others have come up with for this challenging theme.


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13 comments:

William Kendall said...

Not something we see here, but we do see snow fences here, particularly in the country.

cieldequimper said...

Been following your adventures in Österreich on FB. That's a good one for this difficult Theme. I really struggle with it and might just give up...

Cloudia said...

Seasons are the definition of ephemeral, and you have found a simple yet eloquent way to sing of them, Dina.

Sunday is a rather important day for me, and I want to invite you to stop by for my big reveal.



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Bergson said...

snow can be 2 meters high?

Jim said...

Good theme day choice

RedPat said...

Great for the theme and a great idea!

Come Away With Me said...

You certainly found the perfect topic for "ephemeral" - well done!

Dianne said...

A very different take for our Theme Day Diana - I'm sure motorists will be very thankful for these poles to light their way in a snow-storm.

Alice said...

These photos remind me of the coming Winter where I live.

LOLfromPasa said...

So true. I've seen those posts in several places in USA but strangely not here in England. Well, not yet :).

Karl Demetz said...

Snow poles, a common thing also here, Dina.

visualnorway said...

A well-known phenomenon :-)
I hope both of us will not need them (much) this winter.

VP said...

Glad to love where these devices aren't needed!