Thursday, January 13, 2011

Drive By Shooting

During our Idaho vacation, mom and I came upon this ice sculpture unexpectedly. It was on a farm out in the middle of nowhere. We had to stop and take pictures. Afterwards we paused and let our astonishment suck in the beauty till the chill wind drove us back to the car. 

A creative, playful sort of farmer had turned a sprinkler on an unsightly, common pile of brush in his front pasture. Layer by layer it was growing ice crystal branches. Before our eyes it was being transformed into art.

Farmers are busy with chores. This one took time to play in between work. He and his family had quite view from their picture window. He gave us a memorable gift. Free. On the fly. A drive by shooting. :) 


  1. Must have been something to see this.

    (I have to admit, when I saw the post's title, I wasn't expecting this and am glad it wasn't about violence.)

  2. What a great example of 'neoteny.' :)

  3. What a dreamy, wonderful picture of the ice-fall. Kudos to the fellow who decided to create it, and to you for photo-ing it!


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