Sunday, March 04, 2007

Here today, melted tomorrow

I took this shot a few days ago before the giant rainstorm and ice melt that led to all kinds of flooding around here. (I'm out of town today, in Salem, Ohio, and publishing remotely so I can't report on whether the snow has all melted - if so you'll be seeing a lot of pictures of mud next week!) The ice sculpture was carved by a local artist from Cornwall, Drew Zekas. The kids at my daughters' school are studying the sea, so they took a vote -should he carve a ship or a dolphin? Th e ship won, but not by much, so he did both. (My girls had both voted for dolphin so they were quite pleased.) It's a sloop, which was common on rivers in the 19th century. I don't imagine there were too many dolphins in the Hudson, but who needs to be a stickler for details?


Blogger AnalĂ­a said...

it goes without saying that I love your pictures. Girl you are so gifted!! I hope you're doing fine.
Take care

1:09 PM  
Blogger RUTH said...

What an incredible ice carving. I hope the flooding doesn't affect you too badly.

3:32 AM  
Blogger Olivier said...

superbe statue , j'aime beaucoup ce type d'art ephemere.

superb statue, I like much this type of transitory art.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Icarus said...

Jeny, this ranks high, along with "Trackless", on my list of subjects I can never get to shoot, for obvious reasons. So I found it particularly stunning. And I bet you just can't wait for all the colours to come out, can you? Yes, it was a gift to you, in advance.
Most of those flowers are grown on the Portuguese paradise island (except for its politics & near-dictatorial leader - 30 years of power...elected!!??!) of Madeira. Sxxx

5:29 PM  

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