Beauty in snow.

This weekend started some wallpaper removal in the bathroom. My sister wanted to help and she was free on Saturday evening, so work started in that room. Then at breakfast, I see this in the paper:

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NO!!!

It’s now March, but it sure still looks like winter will be around for a while. Today was the last day of the Lake George Winter Carnival, so we stopped by to check out the snow sculptures and appreciate all this snow we have.

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There were ice sculptures as well.

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I made the mistake of sitting on this bench and it was soooo cold! LOL

Small children’s throne:

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These were carved with a chainsaw.  

The lake is completely frozen except right at the docks where the anchored boats churn the water to keep them from getting locked in.

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Today was a truck racing day on the lake.  It is so weird to see vehicles driving out into the middle of the lake.

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More snow sculptures:

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It says happy valentine’s day because the winter carnival is every weekend in February.  It was too cold for me to go on the other weekends, though.

The snow king:

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He had ice fish around him, not sure why.

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An octopus eating a boat:

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Or as John called him Snowptopus 😀

I wish I had the talent to do something like that. Even to put it in our front yard would be fun!  Snow isn’t so bad when you have fun with it.

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15 thoughts on “Beauty in snow.

  1. Kim

    Wow – those sculptures are amazing!! And, you are right – they make the snow not quite as bad.
    The truck racing on the lake would totally freak me out. I hate when I look out my kitchen window and see people walking on the lake – it causes me stress because all it takes is one little crack to fall through.
    Kim´s last blog post ..February: All About the Run (2/22 – 2/28)

    1. Lori Post author

      The ice is thick enough to support all those vehicles, but you would never catch me in one! I have been on a frozen lake fishing, and I was still nervous.

  2. Shelley B

    There is NO WAY IN HELL that I would drive a vehicle onto a frozen lake. That is just asking for trouble, yikes!!

    Looking at the snow and ice sculptures is making me cold. Of course, it’s been cold and damp here all day, so that doesn’t help, LOL.

    I’ve noticed that the Property Brothers like to use wallpaper. And it looks good – now. But it rarely ages well, and it’s such a PITA to remove (as you well know).
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    1. Lori Post author

      The ice has to be a certain number of inches before they will let vehicles on it, but still scary.

      Property Brothers also like to rip up old hardwood floors. It kills me.

  3. Kathy W.

    Maybe the snow king is supposed to be Neptune? would explain the fish.

    That children’s throne made me imagine an ice outhouse >shiver< 🙂

  4. debby

    That is a huge lake to freeze over. It made me wonder why Lake Tahoe never freezes. I googled it and it says something about the “stored heat” in the lake’s body. ha-Lake Tahoe is the coldest water I’ve ever been in even in the summertime. Anyway, I’m with you guys, no way I would get in a car to drive on a lake!
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    1. Lori Post author

      It is a big lake, but it usually freezes over. There have been a couple years where they couldn’t do the ice events because the lake ice was too thin, but it certainly is thick this year with all this cold weather!

  5. Helen

    That snow king is actually Poseidon, God of the Sea. When you posted that picture on Facebook my thought was that it was so, so, wrong to take a wonderful summery god like Poseidon and turn him into an ice sculpture LOL!

    And I’m with you. Just say NO to wallpaper!
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