It is time for the Ice on Whyte Festival! Although with our little warm spell, they aren't doing very well. For better photos click on the link above, those were taken when the carvings were fresh. Click on any photo to enlarge.
This poor fellow has lost one antler and both of this friends (an Eagle & Big Horn Sheep).
The stegosaurus seems to have lost a bit of his ridge too.
The slide is very popular with both young and old. (Yes, that is the line up to slide down)
Don't worry, they didn't forget the little ones. (More my size too!)
There is a maze, but most of the kids were just stepping over the walls.
This little igloo has a rabbit inside.
This is the bridge over the moat to the castle. (The moat is filled with blocks naming the sponsors of the event)
The Castle entrance, the statues to either side have lost any recognizable qualities.
A feast laid out for the guests .
The last remaining intact torch.
The fireplace didn't put out a lot of heat though - good thing.
A nice cosy bed.
And no castle is complete without a throne!
These were not made of ice, they were just around the perimeter, but I thought they looked pretty.
There were several other carvings, but the sun had done them too much damage to tell what they had been. The festival continues on until the 25th, they will be having carving contests throughout and classes. There will be Jazz one night and every night there is a tent set up to get hot drinks for a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
MTM is the brainchild of Travis Erwin. It is currently being co-hosted by Sepiru Chris and Junosmom while Travis rebuilds.
Have a good day all.