Snow fruit land in Glenview
Samantha Dieschbourg, 24, and her brother Thomas Dieschbourg, 20, spent six hours crafting fruit out of snow in their Glenview front yard after a snowstorm last week. | Courtesy Samantha Dieschbourg
Updated: March 22, 2013 6:13AM
For a Glenview sister and brother, after a recent snowstorm they went from shoveling their driveway, to making snowmen, and finally to creating colorful shapes known as snow fruit.
Samantha Dieschbourg, 24, and her brother Thomas Dieschbourg, 20, started shoveling at 6 p.m. Feb. 7.
“For about 10 minutes, we pondered whether to do snowmen and color them into different characters or just do different shapes. Somehow we landed on fruit,” said Samantha, who lives on the 1100 block of Bette Lane.
“I built the cherries and the grapes and he already had a giant ball so he carved it into an apple with a stem and everything,” she said.
Then came a banana against a tree, and by then curious neighbors were pulling up in vehicles asking questions.
Both avid skiers, Samantha said they had seen molded, colored snow fruit at several well-known Colorado ski resorts, such as Beaver Creek, Vail and Breckenridge.
At 9:30 p.m., it was time to color the fruit, but they didn’t have food dye.
“So I ran to Target and grabbed the two different color packs. Thomas is into hydroponics so around 11:30 p.m. we loaded his spray bottles with cold water and some food coloring and started to color them,” she said.
“As long as it’s cold, we may do more.”