When the snow is a few days old it becomes nice and wet — perfect for building things out of snow. Brian has always enjoyed making whimsical snow creatures — I remember him building hearts and Easter Island heads for me when we were first dating — and this year, he’s making dinosaurs. Hence the cool spiky Stegasaurus on our front lawn. Alas, the icicles were removed by our children a few days later, so it now looks like some other kind of -saur. I still love the snowy guy anyway. Brian is especially proud of the fact that the dinosaur looks as if he is munching on our shrubs.
Brian just finished this T-Rex last night, created in honor of the first full sentences Jeffrey wrote by himself at school: “I am T rex. I am smiling at you.” We are quite proud of Mr. Rex; you can’t quite tell in this picture, but the icicle claws are slightly curved — they were formed by water dripping down some leaves. This sculpture is positioned in our yard in such a way that he looks as if he’s just about to chase the steg-less stegasaur, who, owing to some warm weather, looks rather dismayed about the loss of his spiky stegs. But that’s natural selection for you.
Brian made a THIRD snowasaur just this afternoon, mere minutes after I had finished writing the above blather. It’s a triceratops (a request from Jeffrey), and looks mega-awesome. It’s ready to kick some major T-Rex tail:
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These are amazing! Maren wondered if you needed a ladder for the T-Rex.
I did have to stand on a chair to get the top of the head on and the teeth in. I made a triceratops today, maybe Brooke will put that picture up too.
Wow! You guys are so talented! We are very impressed with your snow sculpting abilities!
Those are awesome
Eeeek! I’m a chronologically inaccurate snow-cave-man and the snowasaurs are pursuing me! Terror!
I also have a snow uni-brow.
These dinosaurs are strangely reminiscent of a Christmas ornament I once received . . . made of masking tape. Oh, and it played a little song when you pulled the tape-tongue.
Glad to see the genius and joy still live on.
Dang it these are just too cool for words!
Phooey that we have no snow here.
Stinking coolest snow “men” I’ve ever seen. Keep up the good work!
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