Monday, February 22, 2010

My World Tuesday - First Saturday, twice delayed

With heavy snow predicted for February 6, Frederick's First Saturday celebration was postponed to the 13-th. We got around 2 feet of snow that weekend. Then with snow still piled high everywhere, another foot of snow fell on the 9-th and 10-th. So First Saturday was delayed until the 20-th. Appropriately, the theme was fire in ice. Thirty ice sculptures sponsored by businesses and other organizations were on display. Businesses were open late, hot chocolate was served, and music was performed at several locations. Here are a few of the ice sculptures and one metal sculpture that I found in a walk around town.





6 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Amazing how many times it had to be delayed because of the weather! You guys have really had a cold, snowy winter this year! Is that the norm or has this year been like it has for many -- DIFFERENT!! It does look like a fun festival and I love your photos, as always! Great ice sculptures! Have a great week, Lew!

Sylvia

VioletSky said...

and yet, by now there is no evidence of snow on the street!
we had our icefest this past weekend - it is extraordinarily difficult to capture these ice sculptures well.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

This is such a wonderful skill and art form, thanks for sharing.

maryt/theteach said...

How beautiful, Lew. I never heard of First Saturday. I guess it's unique to Frederick, MD... :)

Small Reflections said...

Ice sculpture is so amazing! Lovely photos.
Hugs and blessings,

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