It rarely snows in Tucson, Arizona, but when it does, it’s a pretty big deal.
There was a dusting of snow to our north last night, and probably five inches of the stuff 25 miles up the road, in Oracle State Park, which is where I went today to take photos. The place was swarming with “snow peepers,” and some of them were building snowmen.
Here’s one of my snowmen photos. But this snowman isn’t really a man, is it? Because he (it?) has three ears (horns?) and wings (gigantic shoulder muscles?). Obviously, it was built by a bunch of men with issues. I won’t say what their issues are, but what’s that guy in the red jacket pointing at?
I do think this snowman is kind of lovable. Just look at that expression.
Here’s another snowman. This one is more typical of the ones I saw in Oracle today:
A 3-foot tall snow person with eyes made from a plant called “desert broom.”
Obviously, we southwest Arizona residents aren’t too good at building snowmen. But then, can you blame us? It only snows one day a year here! We need more practice.
On my way out of the park, I spotted this 2-foot tall model pointing the way:
Actually, I think its arm fell off.
I think this minimalist sculpture was the best little snowman of all.
If you like snowmen, you’ll probably enjoy listening to my song about them, called “Gonna Build a Snowman.” It’s guaranteed to get you in touch with your inner child, and you can listen now, for free, here:
Just click the link, then click “Gonna Build a Snowman.”
Happy Snow Year!