The newest member of our family

For all that we have about three feet of snow on the ground (it was more, but it’s settled over the past few days), it’s not particularly sticky stuff. I really wanted to make a snowman today, so I had to wing it.

First I made a huge mound for the body. Then I got lucky and found a very compacted chunk for the head. Jan and Sylvia helped with the decorations: an old scarf, gloves from the 2002 NYC Marathon (no, I wasn’t in it, but I was there to watch my brother-in-law race, and Nike reps handed these gloves out to spectators), a wool hat that was made in Afghanistan but bought in Oregon twelve years ago, gumball buttons, and an acorn smile. They raided the recycling bin in the garage for the eyes and nose.


I like to imagine that he’s standing in our front yard yelling, “I’m number one! I’m number one!” to all passersby.

(Project 365 | 2010: 14 February)

6 Responses to “The newest member of our family”

  1. Bethon 14 Feb 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I want to make a snowman today too! I thought the snow was too dry, but now you’ve inspired me to get out there and give it a go!

  2. Frankon 14 Feb 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I love it, especially the way you used recyclables. Bravo!

  3. Chrison 14 Feb 2010 at 8:15 pm

    He’s very cheerful!!

  4. Marshaon 14 Feb 2010 at 9:42 pm

    @Beth: Go for it!
    @Frank: Thanks!
    @Chris: Of course he is. After all, HE’S NUMBER ONE! Heh.

  5. Katie Jon 17 Feb 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Love the recycled bits.

  6. Ginaon 18 Feb 2010 at 4:54 pm

    He looks like he’s doing the Saturday Night Fever dance. Awesome!