But it is easiest, as they who work on the highways know, to find the hollows by the puddles after a shower.
Sometimes, also, when the ice was covered with shallow puddles, I saw a double shadow of myself, one standing on the head of the other, one on the ice, the other on the trees or hillside.
This was the more distressing as the road, from some recent rain, was full of little puddles of clear water, yet not a drop was drinkable.
This latter appearance is chiefly caused by the salts being drawn up, during the slow evaporation of the moisture, round blades of dead grass, stumps of wood, and pieces of broken earth, instead of being crystallized at the bottoms of the puddles of water.
When they came out, he put the parcel under his arm with a more cheerful aspect, and splashed through the puddles
as if he rather enjoyed it on the whole.
The shutters were closed, there were few flies, and it was so clean that Levin was anxious that Laska, who had been running along the road and bathing in puddles
, should not muddy the floor, and ordered her to a place in the corner by the door.
A steam rose from the horse as it splashed up the puddles. The sidewindows of the hansom were clogged with a grey-flannel mist.
The light shook and splintered in the puddles. A red glare came from an outward-bound steamer that was coaling.
I tramped through the puddles
and under the showery trees, mourning for Marguerite Gauthier as if she had died only yesterday, sighing with the spirit of 1840, which had sighed so much, and which had reached me only that night, across long years and several languages, through the person of an infirm old actress.
The ground is trampled some, but if there was any blood it's all washed away by the storm, for it's all puddles
and slush in there."
"In Meryton they parted; the two youngest repaired to the lodgings of one of the officers' wives, and Elizabeth continued her walk alone, crossing field after field at a quick pace, jumping over stiles and springing over puddles
with impatient activity, and finding herself at last within view of the house, with weary ankles, dirty stockings, and a face glowing with the warmth of exercise.
On January 6, Newcastle-based marketing, creative and digital agency Drummond Central generated international interest by using the internet tool to show live footage of people struggling to cross a large and inconveniently situated puddle
outside its Jesmond Rd West office.
www.wwt.org.uk/wetlandcentres/castle-espie NI PUDDLE
JUMPING CHAMPIONSHIPS Date: Monday 15th - Sunday 21th Feb Time: judging at 2pm daily Venue: WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Ballydrain Road, Comber Grab your wellies and make a splash jumping in puddles
for a chance to win prizes in the WWT Northern Ireland Puddle
In what became known as #DRUMMONDPUDDLEWATCH, a user started filming people trying to cross a huge puddle
in Newcastle upon Tyne and attracted a worldwide audience of 547,821.
The fun-filled activity is part of Peppa Pigs Muddy Puddle
Walk, an annual event that supports programs helping some of the most vulnerable children in Australia and overseas.