Contrast – Life cycle of snowballs



“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America


Winter is not as cold and barren as many folks wrongly suspect. It is a season filled with creative opportunities and adventure if you will only allow yourself the time to partake in its outdoor blessings. But remember: the snowman you enjoyed building today will eventually become a frigid mass of ice loitering on your front lawn. 

The life cycle of a snowball is subject to many external variables excluding the weather.

Most times ambitious folks strive to build impressive snowmen to grace school yards and playgrounds. Their efforts and energy produce animated snowmen.

After a time the mounds of snow become targets of scorn by passersby who need to vent their frustrations on something and so they kick at the structure. As the person in the middle photo illustrates it is tempting to take a few kicks at the helpless object.

Eventually the sun’s warmth and spring’s approach reduces the once fashionable ball of snow to b a melted mess on your front lawn.

Homeowners at this stage of the game pray that the snow will melt quickly so that they can once again tend to the needs of their lawns.

Every life cycle on the planet has its beginning, middle and end stages.

A law of nature. A fact of life.


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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

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