My World Tuesday: Cold World (but not Cold Enough)

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The Winter Festival at Lyman Orchards in Middlefield, Connecticut, showcased some wonderful ice sculptures last weekend. Undaunted by the balmy temperatures of 40+ degrees, the sculptors carried on with their chain saws, chisels, sanders, and clothes irons to produce some great work with an Arthurian theme.

Lyman Orchards is a beautiful, family-owned orchard in the center of our little state. The orchard does a lot to bring in the public, and it gives back plenty, too. Always a good trip.

My World Tuesday

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  1. I love to watch sculptors no matter what their medium. Ice has such an other world quality.

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  2. That is so fantastic! I would love to be able to watch the sculptors at work! Beautiful examples of their work! Hope you have a great week, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  3. Used to do some of this during my restaurant career (though nowhere close to this well). The guys who are really good at it have always amazed me. It's fascinating to watch them take a block of ice and turn it into something like this -- especially as fast as they can do it.

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  4. Anonymous12:05 PM

    Ice carving magic never ceases to amaze me. We have a bit of an ice sculpture mania up here in Fairbanks, and artists travel from all around the world to participate in creating single and multi-block sculptures that are just breath taking.

    This year, my plan is to head into the ice park minutes before it closes and spend several hours capturing the ice and the lights in the total silence of pre-dawn hours.

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  5. My first reaction was 'oh cool' but seriously that is too easy, so I will go with reaction #2 .. WOW!!!!!!!

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  6. Amazing ice sculptures.

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  7. I'm constantly amazed that someone would put in so much time to do such beautiful work that is going to melt away. I think there must be a lesson in that! Thanks for taking us to the festival, Sandy!

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  8. ice sculptures! how neat!

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  9. Gestivals are fun. Love the detail on the sculptures

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  10. The ice sculpture is absolutely amazing. I have always had a fascination for temporary art such as ice sculpture, snow sculpture, and sand sculpture. The time and creativity that goes into the wonderful art that only lasts a short time truly amazes me.

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  11. That looks like such a fun event - I've always wanted to watch ice sculptures being created!

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  12. Sandy: What beautiful sculptures in the ice.

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  13. Amazing sculptures!!!

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  14. Anonymous3:45 PM

    Oh, I do so love ice sculptures. I enjoyed seeing them at winter festivals in Toronto. So very talented.

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  15. Ice sculptures fascinate me! Wonderful!

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  16. what a fun creative cold weather activity...

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  17. I love ice sculptures - such cold and creative work.

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  18. Fantastic I would love to see them up close.

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  19. I haven't seen ice sculptures since I lived in Montreal. I miss seeing them so thanks for that. I love that wizard.

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  20. Impressive! I really find sculptors impressive and creative! With ice sculptors, their deftness and swiftness can be awesome. Great captures!

    My World is here.

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  21. Awesome sculpture of Merlin! MY world also has ice sculpture this week.

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  22. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Great work, and very interesting. For the first time, I live in a town in which the local college has an ice carving team! Brrrr! I'd take 40s, even if it meant an end of the competition.

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  23. These are so excellent! How talented the artists are who create them...I can't imagine where one would begin...your photos are such a treat this evening!

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  24. I love ice sculptures. They are notoriously hard to photograph but you did a great job.

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  25. WOW! What a neat event. . . I love this sort of thing.

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  26. I always think this is such a wonderful art form, great post.

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  27. I love looking at ice sculptures - they are so cool in every sense of the world..

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  28. Very nice. We have a winter carnival here where they have some marvelous ice sculptures!

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  29. Wow! Terrific art work,it is a pity they melt off.

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  30. Wouldn't you just love to do that! What a fun way to create! The first shot looked like a metal sculpture! Neat!

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  31. Thrilling ice sculptures!!! I like so much them! Wonderful post, Sandy.

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  32. Great work of art. Eye catching :)

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  33. wow that is some great stuff! I love the ice being worked on in that one shot. well done my dear friend

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  34. I like ice sculptures. The first one looks very bronze-like.

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  35. Oh how beautiful those sculptures are. real art

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  36. Ice sculptures are fantastic! It's amazing how well many of them are made, thanks for sharing :)

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  37. Beautiful pieces of artwork that melts as temp rises. The only way to preserve is through photos. Neat shots.

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  38. Anonymous5:37 AM

    This looks like it is beautiful and detailed.

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  39. Those are amazing sculptors and sculptures! Beautiful, too.

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  40. What a wonderful event and such great photos. It always amazes me what amazing detail the artists attain. Thanks for sharing.
    Smiles

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  41. The folks who did this---were they hometown guys or someone brought in from afar like maybe China like they do for the ice festivals at all the Gaylord Hotel Resorts in the U.S.

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  42. Love ice sculpture. I photographed an ice heart in Times Square last Sunday.

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  43. the stuff that dreams are made of

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  44. Marvelous photos of this artisan at work ... lovely ice sculpturing!
    Hugs and blessings,

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  45. wow! those are really neat!

    Here's some ice sculpture from my side of the world...

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