The igloo

When life gives you snow…

You build an igloo! (Well, at least our neighbour does!)

It was easy this year because of all the snow piled up at the side of his house.

He dug and shovelled and decorated with delightful frosty animals and candles.

How snug to sneak in there, hide yourself away and watch the world go by!

It’s a large igloo – it has two rooms.

And a door at the front that comes with hands…

But perhaps the most magical moment is wiggling  your way out through the tiny window at the back,

Climbing up to the top of the igloo

And sliding down.

Repeat until tired and bright-eyed and in need of hot chocolate!

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62 responses

  1. What a blast! Such delightful fun for big and small people alike. Happy Monday!

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    January 31, 2011 at 17:06

  2. What great fun! I bet your children didn’t need much rocking after playing in and on and round the igloo.

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    January 31, 2011 at 17:08

  3. How fun!!! A great way to make that cold, cold winter fun and exciting!!!

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    January 31, 2011 at 17:23

  4. That looks so fun!

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    January 31, 2011 at 17:25

  5. A child´s paradise. Looks like so much fun!!

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    January 31, 2011 at 17:58

  6. Oh, wow, what a great igloo! I am so impressed, this is a true architectural masterpiece! We have nowhere near that much snow anymore.;) Beautiful images.;))
    Hope Monday has been good to you,
    xoxo

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    January 31, 2011 at 17:58

  7. I want one 😉 Pretty pleeeeeze

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    January 31, 2011 at 18:05

  8. Oh, my word, how I longed to do this when I was small.

    And it looks just as much fun as I thought it would be!

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    January 31, 2011 at 18:16

  9. oh i so want one…we build one when i was a kid…so much fun!

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    January 31, 2011 at 18:31

  10. Riet

    Wow, what a great iglo and such a lot of fun.

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    January 31, 2011 at 18:38

  11. Now that is the kind of fun and experience kids do not get by playing video games. Gotta get outside and just ‘do it’!
    Great shots of quite a masterpiece of winter wonderland architecture!

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    January 31, 2011 at 19:26

  12. Wow!! This is sooooo cool! I love it … and I’m very impressed with the workmanship!

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    January 31, 2011 at 19:31

  13. How precious!

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    January 31, 2011 at 21:09

  14. Wow! What fun. Your posts are enough to make me want to spend another winter with snow (I’ve never even seen that much I don’t think, but we used to have some.) Actually, maybe what your posts make me want to do is be a kid again. Sometimes I still act like one, but in snow and ice I’m afraid I’d be an old lady all the time ;>)

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    January 31, 2011 at 21:28

  15. No way!!

    need one of those.

    (that’s a very lucky girl 🙂 )

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    January 31, 2011 at 21:33

  16. I like the door and the hands attached. I wonder what it’s like to sit inside with a hot cup of coffee? It must seem quiet.

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    January 31, 2011 at 22:23

    • It’s very quiet and light in an igloo.

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      February 1, 2011 at 05:54

  17. Boy! That’s the real deal. When my sons build a snow fort [never looks as cool as this igloo], I’m always afraid the crazy thing will collapse on them. Looks like fun!

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    January 31, 2011 at 22:30

  18. Clive

    Wonderful! There’s some very jealous children here!!

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    February 1, 2011 at 00:08

  19. My brother and I once built an igloo at the end of the driveway, where the snow was piled especially high. It was so cool inside, all surrounding by white. The snow seemed to insulate us from all sound. Magical.

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    February 1, 2011 at 02:33

  20. What a cool (haha) igloo! My son had a snow fort built but those things don’t last very long around here. That looks as though it could be a lot of fun for a long while!

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    February 1, 2011 at 03:19

  21. Oh, I love it, ladyfi! what a delightful, fun post for the day and what a great smile to end my day with! You are so creative and have such a wonderful view of life! Thank you! Have a terrific week!

    Sylvia

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    February 1, 2011 at 05:38

  22. Wonderfully built igloo. Nice place for kids to have fun.

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    February 1, 2011 at 06:17

  23. Here in Nara, I think I can’t complain the cold from –3 to 4 degrees Celsius, at least I can see greens and a little of flowers, although I yearn for snow-blanketed world.

    An igloo looks like Japanese “kamakura,” a dome-shaped snow hut, hollowed out of mounds of packed snow, with small entrance and wide space inside. It is filled with laughter of children playing house. Adults can get excited, too.

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    February 1, 2011 at 06:22

  24. nice iglo and photos
    like the one with the door and the finger 🙂

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    Link to My Word Tuesday post!

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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    February 1, 2011 at 07:33

  25. Wonderful shots!

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    February 1, 2011 at 09:00

  26. I used to do that when I was a kid! But our igloos were never such architectural wonders. Sweet – although VERY BRRR – world you live in.

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    February 1, 2011 at 11:06

  27. Igloo? That is so beautiful!
    How I wish… I could too…

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    February 1, 2011 at 11:22

  28. Maggie May

    That is fantastic! I moaned about our snow which was nothing by comparison. It was sludgy, wet and icy. I think that is the difference between countries like yours that are highly organised with snow fall. It is completely different from the kind we get.
    Wonderful pictures.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    February 1, 2011 at 12:36

    • I agree. I’m a Brit so know only too well how inequipped we are to deal with snow in the UK…

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      February 1, 2011 at 12:40

  29. wHAT A WONDERFUL IDEA BUILDING THIS AWESOME “HOUSE”.

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    February 1, 2011 at 13:46

  30. So much of snow!! Looking at them itself I’m feeling cold. Nice capture!!

    Vrinda

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    February 1, 2011 at 13:48

  31. That looks like fun. Great igloo, great photos.

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    February 1, 2011 at 14:20

  32. It’s like a Villa! It’s larger than I thought. Fantastic. I am bit curious how cold/warm it is.
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.

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    February 1, 2011 at 14:39

    • Well, a real igloo is quite warm – but only in comparison to the outside temperature…

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      February 1, 2011 at 14:57

  33. Door with hands. lol
    That’s a fun addition to an already cool place.
    I wonder how long this took to build.
    Cant have been easy

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    February 1, 2011 at 16:30

  34. This is so awesome…
    Looks very good!! The door and the letterbox looks cute 🙂

    My Yatra Diary…

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    February 1, 2011 at 17:02

  35. Now that’s an igloo worthy of Narnia!

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    February 1, 2011 at 17:41

  36. aloha,

    that is too cool and the shape is perfect…great job – i want to go in too!

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    February 1, 2011 at 19:07

  37. Beautiful and fun. What a super slide show. Thank you.

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    February 1, 2011 at 19:39

  38. oh my gosh, such fun and such a handsome igloo!!

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    February 1, 2011 at 21:19

  39. Amy

    Again, you have the coolest neighbours…well next to my cow neighbours but they don’t build igloos!!
    Great photos- lovin that macro eh?? ;-))

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    February 1, 2011 at 21:57

  40. What a wintery wonderland inside..truly magical for children..thanks for the view! 🙂

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    February 1, 2011 at 22:46

  41. It must have taken ages to build but what fun for the children.

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    February 1, 2011 at 22:56

  42. Seems it even has its own mailbox 😉

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    February 2, 2011 at 00:21

  43. The first thing I thought about was the quiet inside.
    I’m in need of some hot chocolate and I haven’t even been sliding down an igloo….
    -20F here tonight.

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    February 2, 2011 at 01:52

  44. marina

    wonderful! that’s a great igloo….

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    February 2, 2011 at 02:23

  45. BTW, it’ll be 30 here tomorrow. Think I can build a Texas igloo?

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    February 2, 2011 at 04:07

  46. Jen

    Tooo cool!

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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    February 2, 2011 at 04:32

  47. May I ask how much does a 2 room igloo,with special “hand-doors” rent for in the market? You know…I was thinking…maybe your neighbor could rent it to me when I go visit! Looks cozy!!

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    February 2, 2011 at 06:44

  48. What fun!

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    February 2, 2011 at 06:55

  49. Lol ! what an artwork ! He must be from Eskimo origin !

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    February 2, 2011 at 08:59

  50. Looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing the pics and the story!

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    February 2, 2011 at 21:16

  51. That’s an amazing igloo Fi. It must be strong if you can climb on it – Dave

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    February 3, 2011 at 08:29

  52. Such fun! Beats the drab old Wendy house!

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    February 3, 2011 at 10:14

  53. LadyFi: Love your igloo, what fun.

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    February 3, 2011 at 16:45

  54. this looks like SO much fun! I wanna play! Great post 🙂

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    February 4, 2011 at 06:06

  55. Oh what fun, what a clever chap!

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    February 4, 2011 at 17:58

  56. Fascinating!
    This I do…

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    February 4, 2011 at 20:45

  57. If your neighbor has kids, they must think he is a mega cool dad!!
    If he does not, I am sure your kiddoes think he is a mega cool neighbor!

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    February 5, 2011 at 00:18

  58. Rain

    Oh my gosh I love the igloo!!! What fun!
    🙂

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    February 8, 2011 at 21:41

  59. Nice igloo as I would go inside …

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    June 18, 2011 at 13:24

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