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Ringing In A White One

Thunder and Lightning does not lie.

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We count the days out from a winter thunderstorm and wait for the dusting of snow that follows.

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The icy clydesdale legs of the finger pier standing against the push of waves frozen in the moment. The Vortex that ensued put our fireplace in motion.  A  ring? It isn’t a spot on the camera lens.

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The ring around the sun made sure you knew you had twenty-four hours until the door opened. Weather in the future and it would be a train. It isn’t often we stay completely on our island. “The Beach” is one bridge away and ten minutes to work. Securing lines, taking in some wildlife is a break this time of year.

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So, maybe we don’t want a big break but we make the most of that time. Otters, small fish, fowl; all grouped in their winter posture. By the next day the blizzard conditions hit.

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Yes it was a type of “wintercane” with Gale force winds, blowing snow, ice, and all the trappings. It was a day to hang on the island if you liked, walk around, watch the kids play in the snow and find a pot of soup.

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It makes you stop and that is not always a bad thing. Those that had to go out to work did; and it was 15mph or so lol.

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Pots were stacked, boats moored, and postcards were photographed  by many from the islands to the beaches. We are due to start a warm up by Monday to Tuesday and as always the white will disappear and the auburn/wheat tones of the marsh will return. Will & I hope you all stay safe (many were blasted horribly in the NE), warm, and as always will be bringing more here soon.

V McPherson

 



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