A cowboy made of snow showed up on my deck on January 6. He was not much of a smiler. Over the next 11 days, Ole Grumpy (as I called ) him, lost his clothes, then blew up in weight (from a later snow), but then started wasting away.

By yesterday morning, he was gone.

Here’s a scrapbook video of his short life.

These were from photos taken January 6-17, 2016.

The slide show editing interface in Aperture
The slide show editing interface in Aperture

I used the slideshow features in Aperture (software that still works great for my, I’d say something about prying from stone cold hands, but that metaphor is all wrong), added captions and music, and then exported as an MP4 video.

I did this in the 30 minutes it took me to reheat and eat my leftover lasgagna.

Miss ya, Grumpy.

Top / featured image credit: flickr photo by cogdogblog http://flickr.com/photos/cogdog/23597646873 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

The post "The Short Life of Grumpy The Cowboy Snowman" was originally pulled like taffy through a needle's eye at CogDogBlog (https://cogdogblog.com/2016/01/cowboy-snowman/) on January 18, 2016.

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