Don’t laugh if you’re from a state that stays buried under the snow for half the year (here’s looking at you, Minnesota!)… but we’ve been waiting for snow, and although we were supposed to get 3-6 inches, this is what we ended up with. A little imagination goes a long way… even if your sled doesn’t!
When life hands you scanty snowstorms….. make a miniature-sized snowman!, we decided.
We think he turned out to be adorable! The snow was very powdery and not good for packing — except on the areas (i.e., deck stairs) where the sun had started to melt it a bit (built-in science lesson!), so that’s why we built him here. And because he was so fragile, puncturing him with gravel for eyes and mouth wasn’t going to work. So we dipped a toothpick in black food coloring gel and dabbed it on instead. The tip of a carrot is his nose, impaled on a toothpick for leverage into his face.
A little bit of snow can still be a lot of fun!
…Especially when ended with a little hot chocolate (for her) and a little coffee (for me).
I love the beauty of snow and the fresh cleanness of its appearance that reminds me of this verse from Scripture:
“Come now, and let us reason together,” says the LORD, “though your sins are as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.” ~Isaiah 1:18
I also love Job 38 to remind us of God’s power and sufficiency as demonstrated through all of nature, including the snow.
This is the day which the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. ~Psalm 118:24