Sunday, December 18, 2005

Vanquished

We received 20 to 30 cm of snow on Thursday night. When I stepped out onto my front porch Friday morning to clear it off the steps before the clients started to arrive, this is what confronted me:

Apparently, it was too much, even for a snowman!

11 Comments:

Blogger Angela said...

That is too funny! I wish that we had snow (now that classes are over and I don't have to drive 100 miles a day!)

12/17/2005 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

A hundred MILES? Good heavens. That's a heck of a commute! Bet you're glad that's over.

12/17/2005 10:41:00 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Yes it is definitely the commute... I was ready to be done about three weeks into the semester, but by the time we had the first threats of snow, I know that I'm ready for the semester to be done! I always say that the only reason I'm gonna miss class is if it snows too much for me to get there safely... one year it took 2 1/2 hours to drive the 50 miles to school, but I had to because I had a 730am final!!

12/18/2005 12:51:00 AM  
Blogger Jenorama said...

Oh, that is hilarious! What a great picture-- I love the colors on the snowman, so vivid!

12/18/2005 01:33:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

It's my neighbour's. About three feet tall, plastic, hollow - it blows about in the slightest of breezes, and often ends up on my side of our shared porch. This was too funny to miss.

12/18/2005 05:31:00 PM  
Blogger kimmyk said...

SNOWMAN DOWN!
SNOWMAN DOWN!

That's a sad situation right there.

12/18/2005 07:19:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

LOL...kimmyk, I'm so glad you're commenting now! heeheeheeheehee...

12/18/2005 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger Andie D. said...

This picture opitimizes my dreams of a white Christmas! I had my first in Vancouver, BC when I was about 19. I also saw my first snowfall that same year, and was AMAZED by the soft, fluffy, delicacy of the snow flakes. I have yet to experience the same effect.

I have to share this with my son. He's seen snow exactly one time. And really it didn't count, because it was about three weeks old and dirty.

Here in Phoenix, AZ we don't get much snow. Unless you count the "Snow Birds". Ha!

12/18/2005 10:59:00 PM  
Blogger LoryKC said...

LOL!
We received about 6 inches of snow this weekend but it wasn't nearly as funny!
You know it's a bad day to venture outside when the weather has taken the snowman out!

12/19/2005 01:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Other possible captions.

Ah it-snow big deal at least he didn't melt.

It-Snow time to be laying down.

It-snow time for a nap

Get up and snow us what your made of.

har Har Har or should I say HO HO HO

12/19/2005 02:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mary P. said...

andie: I've been to BC a couple of times, both in November, and on both occasions, it poured. Rain. Not a flake in sight. Well, not of the meteorological variety, anyway...

In a week or so, I plan to post a bunch of photos of snow removal. Your son will probably love them - I know the boys round here do!

Lory: Six inches is about 15 cm of snow, a decent snowfall by any standard. 20 - 30 cm is an indecent amount, but we enjoy it anyway. Except for the parking. Just try finding a parking spot downtown. Urgh.

My neighbours got a kick out of the thing, too. I'm thinking it might make a good Christmas card for next year!

anon: Thanks. Writing captions is snow laughing matter!

12/19/2005 04:09:00 PM  

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