It often takes a sense of humor
to make it through a northern New England winter.
I came upon these critters the first winter after
we moved from our farmhouse in the country.
As I was walking in my new neighborhood
at just about this time of year,
I cannot tell you how much this scene warmed my heart.
This photo actually strings together a few themes
from my last couple of blogs.
The snow cat was created by a woman named Grace
who came from Uganda to teach
and was visiting my neighbor that winter.
Grace chose a cat for her first snow-creature because she
very much enjoyed playing with Mopsy, the family cat.
My neighbor made the snow-woman
and kept her snug with Grace's African hat and her warm scarf.
Can you imagine the fun of that creation?
The world would be a bleaker place if it weren't for
artists with a well developed sense of play.
Thanks to Jane and Grace
all those like them in the entire universe.