Montana Outdoors

January 9, 2015

The cold, snowy life of a Snowman…

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:55 pm

For the first time in over 40 years of living in western Montana I experienced a Christmas without snow in the valley until … On Christmas day our son and his wife climbed into his truck, drove a little higher into the mountains and returned with a load of fresh, new snow and built a Christmas snowman for us.

Christmas snow man

After Christmas the weather stayed cold and the snowman seemed to enjoy his home in the yard until… On Sunday, January 4th it began to snow and at midnight when I checked on the snowman he looked like this:

Post Christmas snow man

And at 8 AM after it snowed all night, leaving us about 9 inches of the white stuff, the snowman had become this snowman/snow cone:

Post Christmas snow man

For perspective, he is about 4 feet tall (and his feet are cold).

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