January thaw. Things are stirring, emerging from the earth. Bubbles pop beneath the crackling ice. Suddenly the monochromatic landscape has taken on brilliant, jewel-like hues. Turquoise, jade , emerald, moss and sulfur-hued, semi-frozen, crackling, ice-bubble pools. And when sunlight hits the edges —paper-thin, ice veneers— pure pink-gold magic. It’s alive out there and I’m finding it nearly impossible to remain indoors.
Running out of daylight, I snapped a quick photo of today’s not-quite finished, but essentially complete work. I need to do just a bit more scuffing …Nothing major.
Sunlit Veneer. Trust me, it’s worth spending an hour outdoors to watch and listen to the movement of the living ice.