Laurie Steiner of Southold said her 13-year-old granddaughter Bethany was disappointed that unusually high temperatures meant no chance of a white Christmas for the North Fork this year.
That means no snowballs, no ice forts and certainly no snowmen.
So they got creative.
Bethany sculpted this “sandman” along the shoreline while walking near the Goose Creek Bridge on Christmas Day.
“We took a walk down to Goose Creek,” Laurie said. “There was no snow so she said, ‘let’s build a sandman.”
Bethany’s father, Christopher Steiner, snapped this photo of her creation, which they dubbed “Frosty the Sandman.”
Although the mercury reached a record of 65 degrees at Macarthur Airport on Christmas Day, lower temperatures are predicted for the new year. Expect a high of 51 on New Year’s Eve and a high of 44 on New Year’s Day in Southold, according to the National Weather Service.