Island Winter Wonderland

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A treee lined, public footpath covered in snow.

This is the most snow the Isle of Wight has had in the past 25 years or so. In the region where I live, we had approximately 6 inches! Not much, you might think, but for here it's quite a lot; we only usually get a 'dusting' if anything at all - snow usually passes us by. The north of the island, in Ryde and Cowes, had almost twice as much as the centre.
We don't have the right equipment and machinery for dealing with heavy snow falls and consequently, the island came to a grinding halt for 3 or 4 days, with no bus service or traffic, other than 4x4's on our roads.


Wonderful winter scene

A.Lovely - Dec 29, 2011 12:20 PM EDT
I like the textures of the branches, the winding path that leads the eye, and wonderful composition.
A.Lovely - Mar 04, 2010 12:53 PM EDT
Jas, what a beautifully composed capture. It could be on a note card or Holiday card. The weather here has been different from the norm. We have had rain and not snow. We had one large storm the end of Dec. into January. We normally have much more snow. There are plants that are trying to come out of the earth. I understand that the sap in the maple trees have started to flow. A bit early ,as well.
KarenGibson - Mar 04, 2010 10:56 AM EDT
Lovely picture Jas. I love the way you've caught the snow on the branches. Well done.
Jas - Jan 18, 2010 09:50 AM EDT
Thank you Don, Alfresco and Carol, for all your comments! Yes, Don, it was great for the kids (and adults too) as they could get out and use sledges, snowboards and some even used surf boards and surfed down one of the hills in the town at Ryde!! The kids could also build real snowmen, as there was enough snow for them to be able to do it. It also brought back some lost community spirit because everyone was looking out for everyone else! The footpath is at the bottom of our garden and is used a lot by dog walkers and hikers and was definitely a main thoroughfare for pedestrians while the roads were un-usuable. Thanks for taking the time to look.
shutterbug - Jan 18, 2010 06:43 AM EDT
Very pretty scene.
shutterbug - Jan 18, 2010 06:42 AM EDT
Very pretty scene.
Alfresco - Jan 17, 2010 01:12 PM EDT
A pleasant image, well composed with the curving footpath through the trees, and the soft lighting; the footprints on the path show that people have been getting out to experience the cold and snow, whether by necessity or for enjoyment.
donwrob - Jan 17, 2010 12:51 PM EDT
A beautiful scene Jas! Interesting about the weather, I bet it was neat to see for most of you there. Don

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