These are sculptures in progress from the pairs teams in Confederation Park. I photographed these on the first Saturday of Winterlude, over a week ago. Each team has tables set out for their tools, which include axes, chainsaws, chisels, saws, sandpaper, and various other instruments. They have until the end of the following afternoon to finish up their works. The general theme this year has been flora and fauna. Tomorrow I'll show you some of the solo carvers at work. Carvers in both competitions are from all over the world, including Canada, the United States, Russia, Japan, and some of the usual countries, but also some unlikely ones, including Indonesia and Malaysia.