Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Frosty The...hic...Snowman (& Friends)

The winter arrived with full force over night on Sunday. Cheltenham woke to a winter wonderland yesterday, and very pretty it was too. We don't get snow here very often, only a couple of days each winter, and the recent snowfall wasn't predicted so it was a pleasant surprise. As I walked about yesterday kids were off school (why do UK schools close after an inch of snow?!) and they were enjoying the wintry weather, having snowball fights and building snowmen. The snowman in the top photo looked like he had been on the booze overnight! He was in the small front garden of what I assume was a student house, surrounded by rubbish bins and empty beer cans. They had given him wine bottle top buttons, a beer bottle top smile, eyes made of two pence coins, a Guinness hat, and a traditional carrot nose. Notice the beer can on his stick arm! The mini-snowmen below were a bit more civilised and were doing some Cheltenham sight seeing in Imperial Gardens.

The cold snap is set to continue through the weekend, plenty more opportunities for building snowmen!
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20 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Frosty is a real family guy, apparently :)

Wasn't it fun making this snow trio, Marley? You did make them just for the photo, right?

Jackie said...

What a brilliant couple of photos! I love the boozy one - typical students! We haven't had any snow in Glasgow at all.

Tanya said...

LOL that is too funny! Enjoy your snow! Christian's teacher said they may not have school tomorrow, supposed to ice overnight.
Enjoyed all those cute snowman pics :)

Boise Diva said...

Those are great!!! We've had so much snow this year that the novelty of building snowmen has worn off.

Clueless in boston said...

Frosty is my kind of guy. A couple of cold ones never hurt anybody.

Virginia said...

Marley,
Great start to your 100 Strangers Challenge. All four look happy to have their photos made. 96 to go!!!!

Ms. Hays said...

Frat house snowman it must have been in the top one. hehehe

BTW - how's your cat doing? I kept meaning to ask since you stopped posting that blog.

magiceye said...

very creative and well done!

Kate said...

The tipsy snowman is work of art!! Great captures!!

Ineke said...

snow is great isn't it. We've had minus 15 this night. Amazing

Bibi said...

Ha! These are really cute, especially the first one, Tipsy the Snowman.

lynn said...

he he the first one is hilarious. I thought it was yours at first Marley and that you'd had a night on the town!
I've been meaning to make a mini one. I think it will only be about 6" tall though. Still; it could be cute!

Abraham Lincoln said...

I think his cousin is just down our street visiting.

BABOOSHKA said...

Still no snow here! I think the first one had had too many by his angle and smile.

Hilda said...

You sure you didn't make the top snowman, Marley? He and your tipsy gingerbread man can be best pals! ;)

Dusty Lens said...

Nothing like a little Fosters and uinness to keep you warm on a frosty evening.

So, yuor bottom photo begs the question; why did the snow family cross the road?

Lori said...

Ha! He looks like a jolly snowman. I really like the snowman family too. Enjoy the wintry weather!!

Mo said...

Ha ha Cool snowmen

Neva said...

Really funny, Marley...someone had a little too much time on their hands!!!!--and probably weren't feeling the cold much either!

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