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Friday, December 13, 2013

Snow Fun

The recent precipitation has precipitated my desire to showcase some of the wonderful snow and ice sculptures that I have run across in my travels around the web. They're not necessarily local, or from this year, but they seemed in the Rosen-spirit to me.

Here's a great Wild Thing snow sculpture from 2009.

Max and the Wild Thing
Photograph by Eric Bartholomew. Available under Creative Commons 2.0 licence.

This ice sculpture appeared at the 2009 Winter Carnival in St. Paul, MN. It is a detail of a larger Alice-themed sculpture which you can see here.

The Cheshire Cat
Photograph by Mykl Roventine. Available under Creative Commons 2.0 license.
You can check out another Cheshire snow-cat --decked out with food-coloring and Kool-Aid paint--on the Boardman Neighbors website.  You can also find some great literary snow sculptures (including the Jabberwocky, Poe's raven, and the marlin from the Old Man and the Sea) in this post about the Ely Winter Fest in Ely, Minnesota

I don't know what book this pair is reading, but whatever it is, it seems good, and what better thing to do on a snowy day than to enjoy (and share) a good book. So stay warm and read well.

Reading a Book
Photograph by Lena LeRay. Available under Creative Commons 2.0 license.



Kathy Haas is the Associate Curator at the Rosenbach Museum & Library.

 

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