Snowman on the balcony

It has snowed a lot while we were away. The weather is cold and clear and beautiful.

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Fay wanted a snowman, so we built one using the fine powder snow that has collected on our little balcony.

It is really too cold to build a proper snowman – the snow crystals does not sinter into lumps when it is so cold and dry – so it became more of a snow-pile than a snow-man.

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Finally the pile was high enough, and a small snow-lump on top served as a head. Fay carefully placed jellybeans for the eyes and nose:

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  Voilà! Casper the snow-man/monster. With a bit of left-over christmas wrapping he got a bit of hair too…

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Very stylish, don’t you think?

Here is one we saw in Behai Park in Beijing earlier…

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He has a a stick pipe and arms. More of a proper snowman than our snow-mountain.