Sunday, February 13, 2011

Do something cool on St. Valentine's Day--build a snowman

You can't count on it, of course, but a mid-February thaw is not uncommon and always welcome. Although I like to attribute mild temperatures in the middle of February to warmth generated by the passions of St.Valentine's Day, I know that probably isn't the case.
To celebrate the thaw and St. Valentine's Day, my love and I decided to make a snowman the day before the big day to kind of, well, usher in St. Valentine's Day.
We gave him a cap with ear flaps and an old, but warm, wool scarf that Nancy had made long ago.
His arms are just sticks and look pretty skinny, I'm afraid.
His nose is a stick, too.
We didn't bother giving him eyes and a mouth.
We thought he looked good as is.

After Nancy and I went in the house, we told each other a few memories of making snowmen when we were kids. Some of them we hadn't told each other before. Sharing stories with your loved one is always fun, and remember, a story not told is lost forever.
So if you're looking for something cool to do on St.Valentine's Day that's easy on the pocketbook and good for the waistline, try making a snowman with the one you love. Then tell each other some stories over a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass of wine.
But if it goes wrong, don't blame me.

Snowman by Gordon W. and Nancy A. Fredrickson

Pictures by Nancy A. Fredrickson


  1. What a fun way to celebrate Valentine's Day. I wonder if I could talk my sweetie in to trying this some wintry day?

  2. With the request coming from you, how could he resist?