Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ice Sculptures in Hawaii?

Over the weekend, the local shopping mall put on an ice sculpture event. What a brilliant idea. Now, I'm as much a fan of sculptured ice as anyone (I like mouthwash too, but once it's gone, it's gone, leaving only minty breath behind). The reason for my implied sarcasm: the local shopping mall is located in Hawaii under a mild climate of 83 degrees. Why wouldn't we make ice sculptures? The conditions are perfect! At any rate, someone must have had a good time with the chainsaw and chisel, because by the time I got there, there were three half-melted blocks of ice.

At first I thought this one was a palm tree (what can I say, the tropical climate being on my mind), but was informed that it was some sort of Christmas stocking.

This one actually does look like a Christmas stocking - with a reindeer sitting inside of it.

I failed to capture the other sculpture (it was a species of bird, I believe) and the lake of water on the floor that came dangerously close to some electrical wires, but why waste your time on what I didn't see? I did photograph the real live Christmas palm tree:

If that doesn't say Christmas spirit, I don't know what does.

1 comment:

  1. LOL. As jolly as those ice sculptures look... Just come on up to Colorado for Christmas. :D


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