Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Working With Snow And Ice

Today I'm starting my Winterlude series, which is probably going to take me into March. I'm starting with this work at City Hall. A team of carvers were just starting on erecting an ice sculpture when I stopped by. I'll show you the finished sculpture tomorrow.

Spread through various spots in the Glebe are snow sculptures, in the theme of snowmen. This one is outside Fifth Avenue Court; I showed you the crate at this scene a few days back. This one looks rather irritated, and oddly familiar.

This one's up the street, and looks rather abstract.

This one is outside Fourth Avenue Baptist Church. 

This one is further down the street.

And this last one, being worked on and showing the final version, is at Lansdowne.


  1. Oh I remember the post from last year.
    The abstract one is similar to one you posted last year.
    This must be so much fun to walk around.

    cheers, parsnip

  2. These pieces of ice art are awesome!

  3. Are there always this many living beings that are carved? I seem to recall other things, like castles and things.

    I wish I could thing of something to feature as a series. It is such a good idea.


  4. They are so cute all the icy figures.

  5. Fantastic. I am looking forward to this series!

  6. Great! I like these cute ice sculptures. Looking forward for more photos.

  7. @Parsnip: it is!

    @Whisk: you're welcome.

    @Andy: they are.

    @Janis: there is a lot more to come. I don't know about the large scale snow sculptures at Lansdowne, but they may be to come this weekend.

    @Marianne: they are!

    @Lauren: much more to come.

    @Nancy: I already have a lot and expect to photograph each weekend.

  8. Amazing snow sculptures! How do they do that? I like the fact that most of them are humorous...fun times!

  9. I like the traditional "happy" snowman!

  10. The happy sculptures are in the winterlude theme. I'm always amazed at the creations that are made.

  11. They are so lovely to see! We have to embrace winter!

  12. @Lowell: both the ice and the snow carvers really use a lot of different kinds of tools, some of which appear to be quite customized.

    @Marleen: they are!

    @Jan: they're quite whimsical.

    @Sharon: these look happy.

    @Red: the carvers are quite talented.

    @Jennifer: they're a pleasure to see.

  13. Nice snow sculptures! The snowman is very cute :-) I look forward to seeing ice sculptures, too!

  14. They are all awesome and bring a smile to my face! It's nice to see Frosty again.

  15. You've shown ice sculptures previously and they're amazing - look forward to seeing what you come up with this year.

  16. Lovely sculptures, William! :)

  17. i love this time of the year, 'cause you always share these fun times. so creative!! what fun. thx for sharing. love the snowman. or was it a lady? giggles! ( ;

  18. @Tamago: lots of those ice sculptures in the days to come.

    @Bill: it is!

    @Mike: it's such a delight to see them.

    @Linda: thank you!

    @Beth: one of them could be a snow lady!

  19. Carving is such cold work but they really bring the ice and snow to life.

  20. The snow sculptures are beautiful! Looking forward to more photos as I always enjoy your Winterlude series.

  21. Oh those are fun. I like the snowman

  22. I always look forward to these. They are beautiful and I always admire these very talented sculptors.

  23. Ah, Winterlude...makes the cold and snow bearable!

  24. @Kay: they do!

    @Lois: this year's edition is quite something to see.

    @Janey: I did too.

    @Denise: thank you!

    @Orvokki: thanks!

    @Cloudia: definitely!

    @Norma: it does!