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While hubby shoveled, Diane played...

Postby Trailblaze1 » Dec 10, 2008 4:28 pm

I was supposed to be clearing off the deck, but I noticed that there were huge chunks of ice under the snow. like these:

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Lightbulb moment: after shovelling a small space, I made an inukshuk: (well, not right away just like that - first I had to go inside, google inukshuk (which I misspelled a few times) to learn how to make one.

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since hubby had finished the driveway, and was now shovelling the walk, I decided to collect all the larger chunks of ice, and made a second one, before somebody else :roll: cleared the deck, destroying all the nice ice chunks:

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I did eventually get most of the deck cleared (who needs an entirely clean deck anyways?),

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but I love being able to see my wee work of art and culture from inside the livingroom:

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Re: While hubby shoveled, Diane played...

Postby bluebird » Dec 10, 2008 4:50 pm

Oh well done Diane!! A very clever way to create snow art! Love it.
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Re: While hubby shoveled, Diane played...

Postby Ron Evers » Dec 10, 2008 5:12 pm

Cool!
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Re: While hubby shoveled, Diane played...

Postby Laura » Dec 10, 2008 5:12 pm

Winter isn't all bad . . . it brings out the kid at heart.

Very good use of ice and no carving needed.
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Re: While hubby shoveled, Diane played...

Postby Lizcordysmum » Dec 10, 2008 5:40 pm

You are BRILLIANT!
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Re: While hubby shoveled, Diane played...

Postby Trailblaze1 » Dec 10, 2008 6:35 pm

I wish I could make one out by the road, to share with passers-by. I wonder how long they'll last?
The forecast is for cold, cold and maybe more snow in a few days. I cannot see myself going out with a feather duster to keep the snow off these babies, but one never knows!
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Re: While hubby shoveled, Diane played...

Postby B_BQ » Dec 10, 2008 6:37 pm

Oh my gosh, that is so cool! :wink:
Well done you.
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Re: While hubby shoveled, Diane played...

Postby testing » Dec 10, 2008 6:57 pm

I love it, I have always wanted to make one from the flat rocks I have around here and I am adding to my "must do 2009" list.

I must play around with some ice when the conditions are right. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Re: While hubby shoveled, Diane played...

Postby Koot » Dec 10, 2008 7:49 pm

Oh wow what a great idea!! What a clever person you are!! Looks really good!
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Re: While hubby shoveled, Diane played...

Postby kelly_m » Dec 10, 2008 9:57 pm

What a Brilliant way to "shovel'!!!!!

Wonderful....made me smile!
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