"Frosty" here is actually the latest creative solution some work associates and I fabricated this 2012 Holiday Season.
For the past three years, our campus has had a friendly competition to take a traditional 6' artificial Christmas tree and design something festive. Our tree is always 'out of the ordinary' - to say the least, but we might have a slight advantage? We are the Facilities Management group -- the "nuts and bolts" folks that keep the campus running smoothly. You put a couple of building engineers, carpenters, designers, DYI-ers, and property managers in a room with some blank paper - it's going to get interesting.
We did an "Upside-down" tree in "Year 1" and an "Angel Gets it Wings" tree in "Year 2". There are expectations and anticipation on what 'Real Estate' is going to do next. Then - layer "sustainability" and "reuse/recycle/re-purpose" on top of that (because that's just 'how we roll') ... and you get "'Frosty' the Sustainable Snowman"! (95% of the materials on and behind 'Frosty' are reused or repurposed - like the shipping skids that became the fence)
Now don't get me wrong, we have R&D 'rocket scientist' types on campus that give Rube Goldberg a run for his money! The competition amps up each year. Who can only know what next holiday will bring...
But in the meantime, all the best in 2013... here's hoping for more ---
More peace .. more kindness .. more sanity
and especially more lush gardens
Pacem in MMXIII
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