Woodstock or Bust

The trip started out under sunny skies as we motored down the highway in our “summer of love” van, but the farther north we went the faster the weather started to deteriorate. We finally came to a complete stop after getting stuck in a freak winter storm. What really irked us was seeing Janis Joplin and Jimmy Hendrix pass us in a 4×4 with smoke pouring out all the windows and they never stopped! Actually what you are seeing is some strange phenomenon I came across two weeks ago. As I was driving I noticed a small mountain up ahead that appeared white so I headed there. I think it was maybe a mile or two from the bottom where it was completely normal looking and all of a sudden at a certain elevation the trees were coated with what appeared to be snow at first glance, but getting up close I realized it was Rime Ice. The trees all over this particular elevation were heavily coated like this.

Quarry Ice

I think this is my last Ice shot from the festival and it was sponsored by a local quarry. I get the pick digging into the rock, but the boots puzzle me? Maybe everyone working in the quarry wears steel toed boots?

Hex Barn

I have to admit I don’t have many photos of Hex barns but this nice red one in the snow just had to be captured. I know next to nothing about their origins or significance to the culture. This one has 5 hex signs on the front between each window.

The Superhero

This ice sculpture featured what I think is a Superhero Bear representing Penn State Health.  The window in the back was not lit when I first set up but then I noticed green color in the ice which added a nice touch. The shop on the right is Candyology and the Edison lights in the trees are compliments of Stray Lighting in Lititz.

Chandelier Assist

I cannot definitively say this is a racoon hugging a tree stump but its my best guess. This sculpture was part of the Ice Festival in Lititz and I knew as it got darker the light from the Chandelier was going to help bring some internal color out. Another cool sculpture of ice to celebrate Winter activities.