Sunday, 20 January 2013
It's a Lovely Day
...For Snowmen. What do you think of my latest creation? Not so much Raymond Brigg's "Snowman," as Snufkin from Finn Family Moomintroll I reckon. Which reminds me, did any UK readers catch the marvellous documentary on the life of author Tove Jannsson, the creator of the Moomins over Christmas? I thought I'd forgotten about them, but just a glimpse at those illustrations and maps brought brings it all back.
Anyway, no snowman blog would be complete without the old classic though I'll admit to getting ever so slightly diverted by this little gem. Well, with GP dog around you do need to watch where you're digging!
I'll need to think what to do with the burst of energy brought on by the walk to church this morning. I continued the back cure by joining in with other volunteers clearing paths once I arrived. My walking pole came in useful; could have done with a sledge of my own, too. It would have made the journey home so much quicker - and more fun.
So, rather than grumble about the limitations brought by the weather, I reckon I should make the most of this snow whilst it lasts. What do you think my next artistic offering should be? I'm torn between immortalising GP dog, (might have problems with his sabre-like tail though), or a labyrinth. If that's not too ambitious.