On the 3rd Februrary 2009, a little snowball was conceived.
Within a few hours, it grew larger and larger.
And turned into triple layers of snowballs.
A pair of nutty eyes, a (starting to grow moldy) carroty nose, a pebbly mouth and a pair of tree branches sprouted from the balls to form a snowman.
Me thinks that it looks like a strict female primary school teacher though.
The snowlady in its full glory!
Ain't she pretty? She even comes with a mole on her left cheek (^^;)
Be afraid!! Be very afraid!! She stalks you when you're asleep, and she knows if you haven't been doing your homework!!!
One day later... she remains strong and healthy...
Two days later... I caught her showering in the snow (you will see snow showers in the picture if you look carefully)...
I gave her a little touch-up cosmetic surgery after the shower...
Day 4: Still nice and jolly!
Day 6: "Hello sir, welcome to Leeds. Allow me to open the door for you."
She's found a part time job as a car jockey. Still youthful and alive, although she seems to be missing an arm (>.<) *takes her to the surgery room to put it back*
Day 7: She lost an eye, her nose, her mouth, and both arms. I quickly performed surgery on her again, but forgot to take a picture of her all patched up :(
I overheard a student saying "oh look... the snowman is still there!" *beams with pride*
Day 8: In her golden years when she was not as pretty as she was anymore :(
Day 9: In the middle of the night, my poor snowlady slipped and fell on her back and broke her head (T_T) I suspect that she was hit by a car, but there was no proof (>.<). Amazingly, her torso is still in one piece.
Day 10: Do you believe in miracles and the resurrection? It was either the work of a mysterious external force, or my snowlady seem to have rose herself up from the dead overnight. Into a snowzombie (>.<)
... although she didn't quite manage to resurrect her head (>.<) (The Headless Snowzombie of Leeds!!!)
Day 12: The snowzombie is still roaming...
However, her upper torso finally broke away from her lower body that evening :(
Day 13: Her body is slowly withering due to the horrible (bright sunny) weather...
... and this is what's left of her head (>.<)
Day 14: Still fighting hard even at the brink of death...
Day 15: R.I.P. (17/2/2009) :(
...leaving her nose to mark her existence...
I've also kept her eyes in solemn memory of her =(
I may not make the best looking snowman, but I sure build the Most Sustainable Snowman in Leeds 2009 ™. I mean, how many snowmen were there in Leeds which lasted 2 weeks even after all the snow has melted?
I should also mention that 95% of the snowman was built by me, alone. (A flatmate helped a bit with the upper torso, and another helped me lift up the upper torso onto the lower torso).
Now that I've built a large snowman, my new dream is to build a nice looking mascot character (snow bunnies anyone? ^^) Humans... they can never be satisfied... *sigh*
1 March 09
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