Posted by: David Giacalone | January 18, 2010

a cool Snow Gnome visits Lawrence (updated)

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– “Gnoman” the Snow Gnome at Lawrence Circle – 18 Jan. 2010 – Lawrence Circle with visiting "Gnoman" - Schenectady Stockade - 16 Jan 2010


gnome snowman at Lawrence Circle - Schenectady Stockade - 18Jan2010 This morning, I was lucky to drive past Lawrence Circle in time to catch a visiting Snow Gnome — who I’ve decided to call Gnoman — before the sun stole some of his many charms.  Given my attempts [like here and there] to encourage such snow sculpture in the Stockade, I detoured back home for my camera to memorialize the visit with a few photos.

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Lawrence surely saw it all, but wouldn’t reveal the Snow Gnome’s sculptor(s).  I’m hoping the identity of the person or persons who gave us this delightful snowman will soon be revealed, so that I can offer thanks and express my admiration for a job well done and a level of snowman artistry far beyond my own talents.

update (January 21, 2010):  No one has yet come forward to identify (or admit to being) the sculptor of the snow Gnome.  I stopped by the Circle today, to see how our Gnoman visitor was faring, three days after we first discovered him.  As expected, he’s lost most of his features and much of his mass.  Here’s how he looked on the blue-sky January day:



. . . see “A Stockade Snowman Retrospective” (Jan. 28, 2016) . .

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  1. The Stockade is full of creative people–of the real and frozen variety.

  2. […] Snowmen: see out post “SnowMommy rules on Cucumber Alley” (Jan. 6, 2010); and “a cool Snow Gnome visits Lawrence” (January 18, […]

  3. […] to see another gnowman in the […]

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