Chillin' with my Snowmies-a photo essay
We love the snow
Good Evening Norwich,
A few days ago I had reached out to my subscribers and the community at large in search of photos of Snowmies , in an effort to make Herbert and Sherbert feel right at home. Herbert and Sherbert moved in on a temporary basis during the last snowstorm and hope to be around for awhile. This however might depend on whether the groundhog sees it’s shadow next week. They were looking to meet other Snowmies so they could all chill together at least until it is time to move on. I have since received numerous photos and would like to share them with you.
Happy trees, are courtesy of Devi:
And this Gnome is from a seacoast home.
Let’s meet Herbert and Sherbert
Here is Herbert standing tall and being cool
And Sherbert anxious to meet new friends
And along comes Snowy and his friends
And Becky writes to me stating:
We would be happy to have our snowman included.
My oldest daughter Molly (home from her freshman year at BU) built it with me. And that is our cat, Z, passing by. The snowman does not have a name. Thanks for checking in.
Zoe and Lolo’s snowwoman.
A local snowman with no name
And a pose with the builder
And this message is from Katherine:
Mac, Ross, and Augusta are so excited to share their Quinzhee with you. They’re hoping it will inspire more kids to build them at home! It’s surprisingly spacious inside. Attached is a pic of it from the outside and one from the from inside. Below is a blurb from Wikipedia about quinzhees. They basically shoveled the snow into a big pile and hollowed out the inside.
Hope you are warming up after a cold morning ushering the kids to school!
A quinzhee or quinzee /ˈkwɪnziː/ is a Canadian snow shelter that is made from a large pile of loose snowwhich is shaped then hollowed. This is in contrast to an igloo, which is built up from blocks of hard snow, and a snow cave, constructed by digging into the snow. The word is of Athabaskan origin, and entered the English language by 1984. A quinzhee can be made for winter camping and survivalpurposes, or for fun.
An inside look of the quinzhee and the kids who built it
One of the two snow bears is a bowing bear:
Though there's some debate among the humans on the road about whether the bear is bowing or embarrassed about a little accident:
Although this photo is from last year (after the big snow in December), Meetinghouse Road was also home to a quinzhee built by Camrynn:
And Happy trees to greet you Happy 2022! from the Lockwoods at 90 Meeting House Road.
And last but not least ,Don McCabe’s contribution (from their cousins in Canada) for this Snowmie story. It was too cold to build the traditional snowman so warm thoughts prevailed.
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