On Tuesday, our weather was warmer than normal. The kind of day requiring time spent outside since (see above) it can change within a day. I opted to go on a short hike at one of the local nature centers.
I remembered reading about a wooden snowman display and wanted to see it before the end date especially since I’d missed some of the new Christmas lights activities in town (always next year, right?). The snowmen were purchased and then designed by groups and individuals as a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.
The sweetest little preschool aged girl was behind me with her family. Her enthusiasm about the snowmen was certainly contagious although it put a slight damper on my second mission of spotting birds (I did see some though so a Saturday bird-watching post is coming).
Thought I’d share a few of my favorites for today’s Five on Friday post.
Butterfly Snowman Trail
The paved trail still proved to be a bit muddy in places.
Two: Do Bluejays like Carrot Noses?
THREE: Let’s Go Royals!
Note: you have to mentally clap and chant as you read that. I spotted two Kansas City Royals themed snowmen on different parts of the trail. (The Kansas City Chiefs snowmen were apparently in hiding as I didn’t see any of those).
Four: Tropical Snowman
Harry Potter! And look, a snowy owl! Actually, some real snowy owls have been seen in northern parts of the state (Sadly, this happens when the food sources in their natural habitat become scarce. I’d still be thrilled to see one.).
I’m really glad I got out on Tuesday (I worked yesterday afternoon but it was okay since I was outside for a better part of the afternoon) since Thursday we ended up with a snow day and the temperature plummeted to 15 degrees by the end of the day.
Don’t forget to check out the other blogs linked up for Five on Friday over at the F.A.S.T. blog.