Last weekend was Traverse City’s Winter Wow!Fest, an annual multi-day celebration held to prevent folks from going stir crazy. You can find all kinds of goodies there, including my favorites: soup, snow sculptures, and ice sculptures. Oooh, also elephant ears. (Which I did not have this year, but would definitely recommend, even if it makes your tummy upset every time you eat one. I can speak from experience: it’s worth it.) There are other activities, and if you’re interested, I suggest the link above. It’s too late this year, but the festival is annual, after all, so maybe you can come with us next year?
I didn’t photograph nearly all the ice sculptures – it was getting dark and we had little boys with us who are not nearly as interested as I am in taking pictures. Zy comes close, but he’s still just ten, and I suspect even his patience would wear thin. I did photograph all the snow sculptures. Well, all but one, and I’m pretty sure that one was a mistake, since it looked like a bunch of half-hearted rocks piled atop one another. Instead of trying to organize these in some nice way, I’m just putting them up in a gallery. For ease of viewing, I recommend clicking on the first one (I did attempt to arrange them in order of increasing biased favoritism), which will bring up a viewer so you can click through or exit at will. Enjoy!