Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Barry Park Snowman

Dahlia and I frequently take long walks in and around Barry Park.  On January 29, Dahlia and I were headed into the park when we saw this fabulous snowman, complete with snowy top hat, made up on the small hill at the entrance to the park.  I was so impressed I got a photo of it.


Then we had a few days of slightly above freezing weather.  The snowman melted a bit.  The top hat fell off and soon the head followed.  I thought that was the end of it.  But then on February 12, I drove by the park on my way to the store and discovered that the snowman had been remade.

It was now a Hula Snowgirl.


I was most impressed with this, as you can imagine!  Someone has some great creativity.  The lei around her waist was made up of trash bags of various colors.  The "skirt" were reeds plucked from around the nearby pond.  The hat was made up of parts of those same reeds and fake flowers.  It was a most impressive display!

And then last Friday we had a huge thaw.  Much of our snow melted (though not all of it!) and the hula snowgirl had melted into just a big lump.  The decorations were removed from it and it was just sad reminder of the neat snowmen that had appeared in the park.

But then on Sunday, I again went by the park and discovered that the snowman had taken on yet one more incarnation.

Snow face!


The snow face currently still stands.  I'm looking forward to seeing what might come of it next!


  1. I'd like to say that that is really cool - but the hideous pun makes me cringe! It's pretty amazing how the snowman (snow sculpture, I guess?) still stands and is still being modified.

    Next time you go, you (and Dahlia) should put in your input - a pawprint on the back, maybe? :)

  2. It's not even cool today. It's downright cold! 3 degrees when I left the house this morning. *brrrr*

    I like the idea of putting a paw print on it! It's supposed to be chilly for the rest of the week so it ought to remain standing. I wonder if they'll do anything else with it!

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  4. Oh, sorry for the double post there! I thought it hadn't gone through, heh.

    You really ought to have Dahlia make her mark on it, though. Then you're contributing to the creative fun too :)

  5. No worries! I've had the comments moderated because I was getting some spam.