Friday, March 11, 2011

Ice Castles

I found some pictures on my camera today that I had forgotten about - thought I'd share them with you today. A couple weeks ago I drove up to Midway on a Saturday to see the Ice Castles. Now I know that in the far northern states - like Minnesota & Michigan - there are ice festivals every winter - but here in Utah there isn't much like that. I only recently found out about this castle and just had to go see it for myself. From what I understand there is a structural wooden frame underneath the ice. A sprinkler system is installed over that and water is added on a regular basis so the ice will form and grow. Because of that, the castle is constantly changing and evolving.







It looks totally different at night with lights shining through the ice. You can see some pretty spectacular photos on the website here and the blog here.

I snapped this photo of someone's front yard as I drove by - guess the ice fever was contagious to the whole community!

7 comments:

Barb said...

love the ice castles

Deb said...

That is so pretty. In all the years I've lived in Michigan, I've never seen something so pretty.

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

Hi Gayle,
The Hubby and I went last sunday and saw that.. Love the pics you got...
Tisha

Kim said...

Those are stunning.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Gayle ~
Very cool!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

prims by olde lady morgan said...

OMG the castles are beautiful!!!! OLM

Angie Berry said...

That is gorgeous!! I went to the website. You're right... it is beautiful when the lights shine through it. What a neat concept!