It happens every year when the winter sets in . The bigger than life snowballs standing by the dozens in school yards. Driving and seeing them at night can produce a creepy feeling that always makes me smile. I love seeing them. I love thinking about how many little hands it took and how many recesses it took to create the pods of snow. I always wonder if someone put a scarf or a mitten in the center of the ball and will check on it daily for signs of life as the great balls begin to melt. In the spring, when the grass turns green you can still see evidence of the beasts.