The Snows of Widder Island

It snowed for five days …

The second night

The second night

Our front yard looked like this …

30 centimeters of snow dug out three times

30 centimeters of snow dug out three times

… and this …

Poor Rosemary is somewhere underneath all that

Poor Rosemary is somewhere underneath all that

Neighbours pitched in to clear driveways, and cars, and a way out to the main road …

A posse of six women did most of this

A posse of six women did most of this

But, the day before yesterday came the freezing rain …

The sound of cracking branches reverberated across the island

The sound of cracking branches reverberated across the island

Ice, everywhere …

Our driveway marker. The top meter or so anyway

Our driveway marker. The top meter or so anyway

Then the inevitable happened. No electricity. Mrs Widds and I were prepared …

Kerosene heater – with supper in the pot on top – light and warmth

Kerosene heater – with supper in the pot on top – light and warmth

I love Winter!

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30 comments on “The Snows of Widder Island

  1. Wow! Enchanting and beautiful! ! ❤❤❤

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  2. Dear Widdershins,
    I’m glad you got to witness first hand the wonders of a winter wonderland!

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  3. Ice storms are scary – they can do a lot of damage – but they can also be beautiful. I still remember one the first year I lived in Wisconsin. I didn’t realize and inch of ice on power lines and branches was beautiful and deadly – didn’t take a photo. And never saw another like it.

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  4. Sue Vincent says:

    It has been snowing here for three days solid… but this is England. Has it settled? Is the world a magical bridal gown? Is it hell… still just wet and grey… sighs….

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  5. jenanita01 says:

    I remember winters like this when I was a child. Don’t seem to get many of them now, which is a shame…

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  6. Now, that is snows

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  7. szegerton says:

    Having good neighbours is more than a blessing, it’s a necessity! Keep safe, Widderfamily.

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  8. Olga Godim says:

    Your photo-essay is fantastic!

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  9. Great post! I want a kerosene stove like that . . . and that ribbon on a post was so very cool! Icicle cool!

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    • Widdershins says:

      The heater is essential. We only have electricity to heat the house (we’re renting) so when the power’s out, out comes our little friend.

      The ribbon was Mrs Widds idea. She’s cool like that! 😀

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  10. Jay says:

    Stay warm, friend!
    We have found we cannot get off our street – no plows in sight yet.

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  11. Erin says:

    Oh, goodness, what lovely snow! Glad you’re safe and sound!

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  12. Bun Karyudo says:

    All that snowy weather makes for a great atmosphere, as long as you’re wrapped up warmly, of course. 🙂

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  13. That’s a lot of snow! I love winter too. Big bad winters, but in small doses. A month and I’m done. 😀

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  14. Widdershins says:

    If I didn’t have this dastardly ‘chitis in my broncs I’d be out in it every day! 😀 Unfortunately the rains have returned and it’s slowly melting again.

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