Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Walk LIke a Penguin #WordlessWednesday

Where I live in upstate New York, we are in the heart of winter.  That means snow.  And ice.

Ice is pretty but deadly.

We have a large senior population in my county (my spouse and I included) and falls are especially dangerous for our age group.  Falls are one of the leading causes of deaths among the elderly.  If you are young, you aren't immune, either.

Hence the advice:  Walk like a Penguin.

Ice scares me, but I will also say, I've been seeing these signs pop up more and more where I live.  This one is near our local library.

Here's how to walk like a penguin.

I am joining two #WordlessWednesday blog hops this week:
1.  Sandee at Comedy Plus

2.  Natasha and Esha.


  1. What a perfect sign for walking on ice and snow. No sign of either here in Texas, but it's cold. Can't you see that penguin in a Cowboy hat and boots? Stay Warm and SAFE!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  2. Alana,

    You're so right about ice - it's very scary stuff! The only thing that goes on that stuff is in an up and down motion, not fun at all, either. Luckily, I've never taken a hard fall on the stuff. When I was younger I was fortunate enough to maintain my wobbly balance somewhat but now...oh good heaven I shutter at the thoughts of something going horribly wrong. My bone density is quite good for my late 50s but I don't need to go testing this out anytime soon. After last year's accident with my leg I don't want any part of anything remotely like that again. You know, I still have sensitivity in that leg? It's like the bruising hasn't completely vanished, there's even a small dimple in my calf. When I go for my annual physical if this hasn't cleared up then I'm going to ask my doc about it. Do be VERY careful out there! Walking like a penguin isn't a bad idea and besides, penguins are cute. :)

  3. My senior year in college I slipped on what had to have been the last piece of ice in the city of Detroit. Broke my leg. That was over 50 years ago and I am still terrified of walking on ice.

  4. HA! I said that to my husband the other day while walking through Walmart's parking lot. I learned a hard lesson (fell last spring and fractured my tailbone). Walk like a penguin is my motto--which has left my husband in stitches (laughing)--"Linda, what are you doing?" Walking like a penguin. {{{grin}}}

  5. I hear you and I'm old and afraid of falling. We don't that those kinds of winters, but one can fall without ice. Be careful.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  6. That's a smart capture and so good you shared it, Alana because you never know who might need that gentle reminder to tread cautiously on ice! I've seen black ice during our days in England and they can be pretty treacherous, so this completely makes sense. Stay safe, Alana!
    Thank you for sharing and for joining our blog hop this week. So good to have you back. :)

  7. Good advice! I fear ice more than anything in the winter. A couple of years ago, I slipped on ice and cracked a rib. Took forever to heal.

  8. Considering how many falls and accidents I've had lately, I'm very grateful not to have to deal with snow or ice.

  9. It does sound and look funny but makes sense, especially as I am like Bambi on ice!

  10. Go to my site, as I have written about falling. Sigh, part of our lives as we age I guess.

  11. I’m just recovering from a rotator cuff surgery falling off a ladder where there was no ice around but I can imagine how dangerous it must be slipping on ice. I’m fact when I visited the US during winter, I refused to go outside when it snowed especially walking on ice


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