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Snow Sculptures from the Silver Skate Festival

I better post this before the day is over. As I mentioned in yesterday’s comments, the witch that I took a photo of  is Baba Yaga from Russian and Slavic folklore. She lived in a house with chicken legs. Here are some more of the snow sculptures from the silver skate  festival – I felt sad for one artist whose sculpture collapsed. The weather was always changing which did not help for the snow to pack .

I made them dark deliberately so you can see the details. These were grouped together and there were others around the park. Except for one I was remiss not to get the artist names or the titles, something to remember in the future. And I erased the ones of the column that were in focus – well that was smart of me.

What are your favourites?

Tribute to Family Day


Sow and Cub


February 18, 2013-15-2


Bee and Honeycomb






February 18, 2013-23-2










Sculpture EmergingFebruary 18, 2013-35-2


February 18, 2013-37-2



12 responses

  1. Gosh Jane -these are phenomenal!!! Very hard to believe these are of snow ~ and you did a fabulous job capturing their detail and beauty! Lots of Love to you ~ R

    February 20, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    • Thanks Robyn, kind of you.

      February 21, 2013 at 6:20 pm

  2. What an amazing talent these artists have! So much variety too, makes you wonder why they make ‘that’ sculpture. Nice photos Jane!

    February 21, 2013 at 8:02 am

  3. That is a good question about the choice. i liked the column and the sculptor sculpting himself out of the rock (or in this case, snow) takes after Michaelangelo and another master.

    February 21, 2013 at 6:22 pm

  4. What a lovely series of photos! My favorites were the polar bears and the cowboy, but all of them were a lot of fun. Events like this make it worthwhile to go outside and get cold. 🙂

    February 21, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    • Agree and with this event it wasn’t even cold except for the wind on the last day.

      February 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm

  5. I do love all the photos of this post. They are lovely.

    February 22, 2013 at 2:00 am

    • Thank you, Mattie.I defer to the sculptors.

      February 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

  6. Really wonderful sculptures, all so beautifully crafted.

    February 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    • LOL Now why does that not surprise me, Mia!

      February 23, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    • Next time I will be more thoughtful and record who the artists are.

      February 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

  7. My favorite is the fifth image, no surprise because it is a bird! These sculptures are wonderful Jane!

    February 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

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