"Where does the white go when the snow melts? ~ Author UnknownUsually we have only a few inches of snow and the kids try to make snowmen, but most are at most a foot or two tall. But the Christmas snow was different, over 12 inches and snowmen started popping up all over the place, up and down the streets. This was a giant snowman just down the street, he stood over eight feet tall. They must have built him during the snowstorm because his branch limbs were covered with a coating of snow. He had a box hat and a carrot nose and must have just eaten a box of Christmas cookies... yes, see... some of his rock buttons have popped off.
It finally made it into the 50's on New Years Eve and hit 60 on New Year's Day. It was amazing how fast the snow melted with that 60 degree temperature. Mr. Snowman started to lean forward rather badly on Wednesday and by New Year's Eve he seemed to be almost doubled over with a stomach ache. He lost his box hat and his nose, but kept his scarf.
Last evening and this morning, rain moved in and almost all the snow is gone. Mr. Snowman lost his head last night and finally collapsed... melted back into the ground. The few patches of snow that surround a few houses in shaded areas gave off a steamy fog in the early morning air and the morning temperatures starting in the low 60's fell fifteen degrees within ten minutes when the front finally went through. Tonight we are back below 40 but the big snow is gone. Hard to believe that just a week ago we were snowed in!
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