Five On Friday: Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

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.

One: The Butterfly  Snowman Trail

The paved trail still proved to be a bit muddy in places.

Two: Do Bluejays like Carrot Noses?

Have you seen the end of my nose, little bluejay? Why do ask?

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

I have a feeling this fellow might be a bit cold today as it’s no longer warmer than normal out there and we’re sitting at 15 degrees with light snow. 

Five: Magic!

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.

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5 thoughts on “Five On Friday: Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

  1. Rachel

    Those snowmen are really cute. What a fun idea. Glad you were able to get out and about. It was almost 60 degrees this morning here when I took the kids to the library (they have today off school for a teacher work day). By the time we got home it was down to 41 and is supposed to be a high of 17 tomorrow. We are also anticipating ice and snow tonight as it has been raining all day. Ughh. Hope you have a great weekend!
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    1. Jean Post author

      You had our weather from yesterday. Started off with rain at 47 degrees at 5:30 in morning and the call came that school was canceled. Sounded nutty until the temp fell to 37 by 7:30 and then 27 and sleet/snow by 10a.m. Glad we didn’t have to get out in it! It was not terrible out today though (ended up in the upper 20s, not bad for January) but more snow is supposed to come our way for the weekend. Then, back to the roller coaster weather with warm. Hope you have a wonderful and warm weekend and the weather isn’t too awful for you. Hoping to get out and about again before our next round starts.

    1. Jean Post author

      I think it was the first year they did it. They snowmen are staying on display until Jan 31st. Seemed to have a decent amount of snowmen for the first year, I do hope it becomes an annual event. Maybe an umbrella trail for your area? Ha!

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