Browsing All posts tagged under »snow sculpture«


December 13, 2009


Yesterday morning I walked through the blue light and swirling shadows I remember from childhood winters. I rummaged through the attic and sure enough I found some childhood imagination. And unlike everything else I’ve packed away in there, it still fits. I saw a family of iguanas climbing a tree, a dancer reaching for a […]

Thus always to empires

February 8, 2009


As empires rise, so must they fall. The descendants of the fierce Vikings write blogs about design and rural England and, er, Torch Lake Township.  The Aztec Empire was crushed by the Spanish Empire, which fell before  the British Empire and ultimately before a ragtag bunch of Americans in 1898, leading to a whole school of Spanish […]

Packy snow and a castle in Eastport

January 25, 2009


The weather has been perfect. Lots of snow, a little warming to soften it, a little plunge in temperature to set it up just right, a little sun to touch up the crust, and there you have it: packy snow that can be carved into snowstone to build a fort, an igloo . . . […]

And another view of the sled dogs

March 17, 2008


I don’t normally feel compelled to revisit things, but I do feel that Daugherty Johnson’s Sled Dog Snow Sculpture is exceptional.  Here is Daugherty’s own photo of his work.

Berging the Carp and Carving the Wolf. Must be the tail end of winter.

March 15, 2008


OK, it’s beginning to look to me as though people over in Leland have more fun than we do on this side of the Bay.  Go take a quick look at Berging the Carp and tell me that doesn’t look like fun.  It looks like fun.  Now I know we find ways to amuse ourselves at […]