Snowflakes started falling mid-morning on Sunday and didn't stop until around midnight, blanketing the island with eight inches of snow. This is by far the most snow we've experienced since we moved to Nantucket. Here is a winter scene from an historic cottage out in Sconset. The bright white of the snow provides a new look to an otherwise grey winter landscape.
The ferries and planes connecting Nantucket with the mainland stopped running until late Monday afternoon, stranding travellers on the island. We enjoyed an extra day with our weekend houseguest Emily, who was on her first visit to Nantucket. Undaunted by the delay, she created a clever limerick in honor of the occasion. Thanks, Emily, for sharing with us and we hope you will return to Nantucket in warmer times ahead!
I once took a trip to Nantucket
And never thought I would get stuck. It
then started to snow
and I shouted "Oh no!"
When Cape Air called to say that they'd chuck it.
The Reverend Brooks was so kind
Her warm boots got me out of a bind
Without them my feets
Would be redder than beets
Lucky me that her deeds match her mind!
I thank goodness for Linda and Craig
Who, given my trip's extra leg
Took me in as a guest
For some food and some rest