Saturday, December 6, 2008

The snowman in the yard is frozen hard.......

......he's a sorry sight to see.
If he had a brain, he'd complain.
Bet he wishes he were me.

Oh, the weather outside is frightful. It really is. It has been snowing lightly all day and we had finally accumulated about half an inch by dark. I haven't been outside since then, but I'm hoping it stops soon. I'm not ready for a lot of snow and as you can see below, I already have plenty of snowmen.

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This little guy is my favorite. I can't decide if he's trying to keep his carrot nose warm or adjusting it because it's about to fall off.


I like the tall one because he's wearing a long wool plaid coat and a floppy hat instead of a top hat.


The guy in the middle is just too cool for school with those Ray-Bans! In case you hadn't noticed, I save some of the snowman Christmas cards I receive and work them into the mix.

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The shiny-glazed family on the left was a gift from my best bud, Cindy.


The newest addition to my collection is a snowman nativity, which Aimee says is a little sacreligious. Really? What could be sacreligious about a snowman baby Jesus? Well, anyway, while I was arranging it into the perfect creche, Joseph met with an unfortunate accident which led to his untimely death. Plaster of paris meets brick hearth. The result is not pretty.


Nevertheless, Mary seems to be holding up well under the strain of that long journey, giving birth and immediately becoming a single mother. I don't know, but I think the guy holding the frankincense is standing a lit-tle too close.



Amy - "Twelve Acres" said...

Oh dear! Poor Joseph the Snowman! This is not good, not good AT ALL!

I like the small trio of prim snowmen with green buttons on their tummies. It looks like they're made of possibly cotton muslin? Very simple and "country". The one adjusting his nose is really cute too.

I have 3 snowman ornaments on the tree this year. One is wooden, one is fabric and one is ceramic. I told Jim I need a chicken ornament. I wonder if he'll find one?

Love your collection, Susan! Thanks for posting the pictures.

portlandpeeps said...

Susan, love your snowman collection. i have a santa collection that is slowly making it's way out of boxes one at a time. hopefully tomorrow i'll get the rest of them out. maybe i'll even take some pics of them and post them on my blog. thanks for inspiring me to post more frequently.

Susan said...

Yes, Amy, snow Joseph's end was tragic, but I suppose it was a much faster way to go than melting into obliviion!

I like the little muslin trio, too. You know, I'm not sure if I have a chicken ornament. I'm about to find out, because I really must get my tree decorated TODAY!

Susan said...

Portland (sorry, I don't know your real life name!), I can't wait to see your Santa collection! I'm really glad I inspired you. You have a very nice-looking blog and you should use it more often. I'm constantly inspired by my blogger friends.

Now get to blogging!

Wrensong Farm said...

Love your snowman collection! I know I shouldn't find it funny but the photo after Joseph had the unfortunate accident....had me chuckling. :)

VioletSky said...

I love the sunglasses snowman!! Really, wouldn't that be more important than a scraf - they want to stay cool after all!

I guess it is about time I got some of my collection out, though it is rather meager.

Susan said...

Tammy, I know, I had to laugh to keep from crying! I had just bought the darn thing! And as I was picking up the pieces I was thinking, you know, if one of the grandkids had done this, I would sooo be yelling at them. I hope I remember that the next time something like that happens.

Susan said...

Violet, you are so right! Why does a snowman need a scarf? Maybe they're trying to blend in with us humans. Because a scarf would so do that. :)

I'm glad I'm inspiring everyone to get out their collections.

Ruth said...

You have a great sense of humor, and a wonderful snowman collection. I like the nativity family especially. There is something so cute and funny about those round heads with head coverings and crowns! Hahahaha. But poor Joseph. :( At least Jesus didn't lose his mother, the nursing thing an' all.

Susan said...

Ruth, thank you, and yes, the snowman creche is ludicrous rather than sacrilegious, I think. Mary just keeps on smilin' despite the tragedy. I suppose she has to keep her chin up regardless! :)

Ruth said...

Ah yes, the plight of women. :)