It isn't all ice sculptures here in Confederation Park during Winterlude. There was a theme this year of backwoods living in some of the displays. Typically each year there will be one or two of these campfires in the park, surrounded by Muskoka chairs. When the fire is lit, it's a nice spot to relax. Surrounding this were several hut constructs with interior displays.
This one featured a customized chair out front with skis as its back.
Walking through the hut brings the visitor this view.
Another hut was surrounded by a web of branches, not unlike an igloo form.
This last one featured an interior display focusing on the night sky.
Very enjoyable photos, I would love some of those things in my garden.ReplyDelete
Great imagination at work here. I want that chair made from skis !ReplyDelete
Oh well I want everything, the chair(s), the cabin, the snow...ReplyDelete
Everything but the snow!ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos. Must be great to be there at night when it's snowing a little.ReplyDelete
I remain fascinated. And I've learned quite a bit from your post this morning. For instance, I didn't know that name of those chairs even though I'm familiar with them. Love the one with the skis. Can't imagine it would be warm enough to sit out there even with a fire going! :) The cabins are very cute. Lots of nice shots here, my friend!ReplyDelete
We live in the backwoods...please supply the above.ReplyDelete
@Denise: a Muskoka chair or two would be essential for me!ReplyDelete
@Stuart: it does look good!
@Ciel: we've got more than enough snow to export.
@Norma: snow is the best part!
@Jan: oh, yes, it's lovely at night.
@Lowell: actually, it's quite cozy when the fire's lit. And on your side of the border, those chairs are Adirondack chairs. A bit different in construction, but a very similar look.
@Jane and Chris: we'll dispatch them post haste!
Those chairs look very familiar but we call them Adirondack chairs. They look wonderful outside in the snow but I don't think I'd linger and stay on one for long at this time of year.ReplyDelete
Love the chair with the skis making the back. Clever with the hut surrounded by branches. Looks like Winterfest is a fun time. MBReplyDelete
love that second one especiallyReplyDelete
I caught sight of the top shot on FaceBook and have looked forward to seeing your blog posting. Nice collection - really interesting!ReplyDelete
Sitting around that fire on a still evening would be wonderful!ReplyDelete
@Kate: usually we'd store them indoors!ReplyDelete
@MB: yes it is.
@Gerald: it does appeal to me.
@Lauren: thank you!
@RedPat: more of that to come, actually!
How neat! Love the ski repurposing!ReplyDelete
All it did was convince me that I don't live there.ReplyDelete
I love seeing repurposed items!ReplyDelete
Don't you just love the way the artistic mind works !ReplyDelete
Love the chair with skis! And that last shot = wow!ReplyDelete
I love the idea of sitting around a winter campfire in Muskoka chairs. We had a neighbour who liked to do that and invite all his friends over. What fun! Sadly, he has moved away.ReplyDelete
@Cheryl: it certainly is a new use.ReplyDelete
@Mari: but snow is good!
@Linda: so do I.
@Linda: thank you!
@EG: I've done that myself.