The sad sight of a melting snowman

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A melting snowman must be one of the saddest sights to any of you snow lovers out there, and especially so to any of you in southwest England, where we only see snow lying every six or seven years or so. This particular snowman was created on Sunday by children and adults alike, but looks to be in a pretty terminal state late this morning, and will be lucky to see the afternoon out! I’ve been watching it as its slumped over from my study winter, and it seemed to be calling me to go up and take its photo for posterity, which I’ve duly done!