The things I do for Greg

What did I have to do for Greg?

My ace support crew and I had to drive 300 miles north to visit our son and his family. I had to pedal the Ogre into the mountains, up a steep road that turned into dirt. I had to search desperately in the shady ditches near the summit for frozen remnants of earlier snowfalls, because no fresh snow in weeks. I had to deal with a dearth of raw material, all of the entirely wrong consistency. I had to handle snow that crumbled like stale styrofoam when I tried to mold it into a fat, jolly fellow. I had to get my cycling gloves completely soaked, which froze my hands on the downhill. I neglected to bring lumps of coal, a carrot, a pipe, a scarf, or a jaunty hat as finishing touches.

So, Mister “I live in Minnesota and we have plenty of snow for this kind of nonsense,” don’t you try to tell me my miraculous snowman looks like a mutant baby snow chipmunk!

They call me Old Grumble-Face. I have no idea why they do that....

4 response to "The things I do for Greg"

  1. By: The Navigator Posted: February 22, 2020

    I love your little snowman (maybe snow-woman given the width of the hips?).

    She is the perfect, all-natural snowman without all the glam and make-up of carrots and coal. And I appreciate that she evolved in a tough environment.

    I canvassed my friends with kids to see if anyone had an ice shaver or sno-cone type machine, but alas, no. Yes, I tried to go to great lengths, too, to copycat that one, but I could only come up with my stuffed snowman, Sam.

  2. By: Suzanne Posted: February 22, 2020

    Small is beautiful! And it’s a back-lit shot, giving the little snowperson (I agree with Em, it looks like a snow lady… or maybe a chipmunk?) a translucent, ethereal appearance. Well done on several accounts!

  3. By: gregblood Posted: February 23, 2020

    Ten points for Effort
    Ten points for Originality
    Ten points for Technical Design
    Ten points for Artistic Merit
    And two thumbs-up for best performance by a mutant baby snow squirrel.

  4. By: NancyG Posted: February 23, 2020

    Well Bill, all I can say is —— That’s what Friends are For — or is that next month’s challenge??

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