Thursday, 20 February 2014

Celebrate the Winter!

Yep, in Canada we celebrate the Winter.  Well, if we didn't we would be a sad lot of people wouldn't we, as we have snow probably 6 months of the year :-)

Anyways, one of the big celebrations here in Ottawa, is Winterlude and it is a festival that celebrates Winter and has thousands of visitors each year.

Whilst Andy was home last weekend , he decided to take the girls to the Snow Kingdom and managed to get some photos taken.

Firstly this is my girls trying out for the bob-sleigh team for the 2018 Winter Olympics LOL!

Andy, of course, had to try out too!  However, he had great difficulty getting back out again and had to roll backwards to get out - ha ha ha !

Took some photos of just a few of the amazing ice sculptures too, I wish they would put a black background or tent as they would show up so much better!

I hope you can see the fabulous details on these sculptures!!

If you click on the photos they should come up a little bigger :-)

Aren't they fabulous.  If you want to see more about Winterlude click on the word.

So, just a bit of culture for you today :-)

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting.


Sarah said...

Wow, fingers crossed for a gold then in 2018!! Those sculptures are spectacular, especially the horses. Six months of snow...we can only just cope with 6 days over here....remember?! xx

Charlotte C said...

Aren't you nice to share the photos. My daughter coaches a little girl whose father does ice sculptures and he makes ones that you can pour vodka through and drink from a tube extending out of it. Not for your average party! These sculptures are gorgeous. TFS.

jessica said...

Sounds like a GREAT winter event!!!
LOVE the pictures!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa said...

Oh wow, those ice sculptures are amazing!! What talent that takes!! When I lived in Lake Placid, they used to have snow sculptors and watching them work was incredible!! The bobsled pictures are so fun!! Also when I lived in LP, I went down the bobsled course a few times and talk about g-force!! It looks like you had a wonderful time with your family!! Have a great day :)

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Creative M said...

WOW!! Awesome pictures!!
I am amazed with the ice sculptures....
Have a wonderful day,
*Crafting With Creative M*

kdnkdd said...

Rooting for your team in 2018.
Gorgeous ice sculpture.

Sandy Trefger said...

Glad you had such a fun weekend. It's hard for me to understand a place the celebrates winter. LOL Love the bobsled photos and the ice sculptures are beautiful!

Karen said...

Amazing pictures, my dear friend! It looks like everyone had such a wonderful time. I LOVE ice sculptures and those ones are spectacular! Sheer brilliance. Thank you for sharing, Karon! I hope you have a beautiful day. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful celebration. Those sculptures are incredible. I think they would make a fine bobsled team. TFS

Lori said...

Aren't those ice sculptures amazing? Thank you so much for sharing your photos!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Looks like a fun time, Karon, and those ice sculptures are gorgeous.

Mrs. Nancy G said...

Looked like you all had a great day out! Love the ice sculptures.


Lisa said...

LOL looks like they had a lot of fun. Those ice sculptures are gorgeous.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

How fun is this!! Great pics! Carri~Abusybee

yyam said...

How fun! I LOVE the ice sculptures. Thanks for sharing!

Anet van Zyl said...

Thank you for sharing all the lovely photo's. The ice sculptures are amazing it is so creative.

D- said...

Looks like they had a lot of fun.
Thanks for sharing the pics.
6 months of snow? No thanks. lol.
Crafty hugs,

Tracey said...

What a wonderful Winter festival...great photo's. My inlaws celebrate there 60th wedding anniversary in April, I'm in the middle of planning our trip to Canada. I wonder if the snow will still be around?

Tanya/Nonna said...

How fun! I can't imagine trying to get into that sled, much less trying to get back out! But, it sure makes for some great photos! Those ice sculptures are amazing - just look at all those! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos -great memories for your girls!

Asha said...

Look like a grand day out! Stunning!
Have a lovely weekend, Karon.
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Lisa M said...

What??? No roll out backward pictures? I'm certain that would have been a strategic move to getting placed on a team! Those pictures were outstanding!!
All I get to see around here are frozen construction men building houses. Your images were MUCH nicer!
Happy weekend.
Lisa x

Claire Boelema said...

Fabulous photos. I'm so envious of the snow that you have! Claire x

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Fun! Fun! Fun!!


Andie Miller said...

This is such a lovely peak into your kids and Andy's lives. I'm sure it was great fun for all. Rolling out of the bobsled- Andy must be completely healed too!

Thanks so much for sharing these with us.

Missy said...

Oh wow what a fun time!! Those ice sculptures are amazing!!

Tracy said...

Great photos and sounds like a really wonderful day.
I love snow, ice or sand sculptures, so much detail.