…make an alligator.

That’s what a creative neighbor family did when we had a lot of snow this past weekend, making a snow sculpture of an alligator in their driveway. That gave me a smile when I drove past and saw it, so I took a photo to share for Nurturing Thursday:

Snow sculpture of alligator on concrete driveway. 

And in the “be careful what you wish for” category: Last week I was grumbling to myself about needing a new mailbox because the old one was rusty and was hard to open and close in the cold weather. On Monday, the snowplow ran into the mailbox and totally mangled it. My husband bought a new one after he got home from work.

New black mailbox on post, with snow all around. 

Though it was no fun for my husband putting the new mailbox on the post in the cold and dark, it definitely looks much better now. So, all’s well that ends well!

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Wow! That gator is awesome!! Congrats on the new mailbox 🙂 That’s one way to go about it 🙂

  2. Wow, an alligator! I’ve never see a snow alligator before, your neighbours have lots of creativity.

  3. Love this <3 … Making smiles out of the snow is a lift in spirit for those who make them and those who view them!

  4. So cool on the gator! My husband found a lot of pics recently of creative fun in the snow, this would fit in that! They all were like WOW! I asked when he was going to be creative like that in the snow, he said when its WARM! LOL!
    Yay on new mailbox 🙂

    • “When it’s warm” — honestly, I have to admit that’s me, too! Looking at other people’s snow sculptures is much easier than going out there in the freezing cold to make them!

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