Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ice Sculptures

We have a college campus in our neighboring town. They have a couple of fountains on their property. I always thought that people would turn off their fountains in the winter if they lived in the north, especially as cold as this winter has been. They did not. :) It made for some interesting sculptures. I have never been up close to this first fountain when it was warmer out. It is actually fairly new. I believe they put it in last fall. The water must come out of the top of the tall rock like structures and just cascade down the sides. The walk way all around the fountain is part of the sidewalk, so is supposed to stay dry. As you can see, the ice has grown. You could still hear water running and there was a bit of water (not ice) down on the right hand side. I don't think you can see it in this picture.

This fountain is in the middle of a small pond. I think the wind must have blown the water into the tree behind it.

They were very pretty to look at. :) I thought you might enjoy seeing them.

1 comment:

LadySnow said...

Yeah, sometimes they turn them off and sometimes they don't. I remember during college if the one in the little pond was left on it would make about a 8 foot (or taller) ice mountain and many people tried to climb it. :-) Not me though..didn't want to risk the ice below me breaking and falling in. :-)