I had an idea for a snowman the other day.
Snowman doodle Wanda Salmans 2014
He was a bit of a pain to make - he didn't want to hold still to put on his hat or scarf! And I lost the beads on the floor several times before he was done. He remains alone - at least for the time being. He might get a friend to be worn as earrings someday.
It snowed last week, a wet, heavy snow, just perfect for snowmen and snowballs. We had a couple of the grandchildren staying that day and they could hardly wait to get out in it. The first thing were snow angels and then a snowman. A carrot for a nose, charcoal for eyes and buttons, twigs as mouth and arms. Papa brought out a hat and Grandma donated her scarf. Then we couldn't go in without a snowball fight. It was so much fun! The snowman lasted a couple of days, slowly leaning over but kept it together until the kids left. A few hours later he lost his head, then the rest of him gradually melted away.
Have you built a snowman yet this year?
One inside, one outside,
One little, one big.
One lives for ever - or until he gets lost.
One lives a few days when he just melts away.
Both were made in just a short time,
For the length of their stay
They bring smiles to us all.
Wanda Salmans 2014
Labels: grandchildren, poem, snow, snowman