Here in frigid Minnesota, there are only brief windows of time where the weather is suitable for making snowcreatures — most of the time, it’s so cold the snow doesn’t pack well, and it only takes a few minutes of exposure to get frostbite. Lately, though, the comics are all telling me the wonders of playing outside.
This has to be taking place in some warmer, neo-tropical place, like Iowa.
Leo Buzalsky says
We’re too warm in Iowa, PZ. We have no snow here and are going to be in the 40’s for the next week.
Also, we don’t get lake effect snow, so we typically don’t get much. But you knew that already?
Hey, Iowa’s no picnic either. As a teenager I spent several long, bitter winters there one year.
Well, light flurries today that south-central Pennsylvanians call “snow”, “damned snow” is heavy snow, the crap you have trouble seeing across the street with, which usually comes along a bit deeper into winter.
Annoyingly, it’ll be dropping down to -8 C for the next couple of nights, which is a fair bit early in winter for us.
Oh well, that’s what blankets and cuddling are for.
It’s currently c.15℃ locally ,with a touch of rain. To deal with the playing outsiders, the mildly deranged penguin suggests a spray of profiteroles, followed by a nice cognac or whisk(e)y, and then either a flamethrower (ignited) or nuking from orbit (ignited). Cheeses and chocolates to follow,
based on the jaws, and how it’s using it’s two front limbs to manipulate it’s prey, I think the kid built a snow-solpugid (sometimes called camel spiders).
Gregory in Seattle says
Regarding snowcritters in very cold weather, I have it on good authority that a spray bottle of water, kept above freezing inside one’s coat and taken out briefly to use as needed, is very useful in providing a strong, durable exoskeleton to your creations.