Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ice Fountain


I spotted this gorgeous icy fountain yesterday on Highland Avenue. It was still frozen, although it was beginning to drip at the very bottom. My lucky day I think. Maybe winter isn't all that bad!


32 comments:

Mister Earl said...

Very cool shots, V. And I too am beginning to drip at the very bottom.

Jilly said...

How glorious. You've really captured the sparkle and jewel-like effect of this.

Olivier said...

sur la derniere photo on dirait une sculpture

Bibi said...

DEFINITELY your lucky day! This is worthy to be hung in the palace of Versailles....but it would drip!

Kim said...

That is pretty magical! Love your capture, V!
-Kim

Kathi said...

Beautiful! You were at the right place at the right time!

brattcat said...

Bibi's right. It looks like a marvelous chandelier.

Louis la Vache said...

WOW!

Thérèse said...

A perfect example for "ice sculptors!"

Halcyon said...

Wow! This is a cool (hee hee) shot. Lucky you caught it.

altadenahiker said...

Today's and yesterday's photos are VERY special. I'd go on, but I need to slap Earl around a bit.

Virginia said...

Hiker,
Feel free and when you're done with him I'll take over.

Harriet said...

Who is this poor guy named Earl???

Beautiful photo of this ice fountain.

Virginia said...

Harriet, don't feel sorry for Mr. Earl, he can hold his own any day. Read his comment at the very top. He's a mess and Hiker and I have to keep a close eye on him.
V

altadenahiker said...

I just read Sadie the Scottie who won the Westminster best in show had a potty accident in front of the judges last year. So it even happens to the great ones.

Virginia said...

Oh I don't know.....it all Depends.

Mary said...

Mon dieu...c'est magnifique!

Daryl said...

Now that's amazing ... brrrrrr

TheChieftess said...

How wonderful to be at this right place at this right time!!! Fab pics!!!! I wonder if the pipes feeding the fountain made it through unscathed???

Paula said...

I saw this on your FB page, it's amazing. Congrats on your B-Metro coup!

Jacob said...

That's amazing, V. A natural sculpture and you were there to capture it!

B SQUARED said...

There is a lot of beauty in the "frozen tundra."

Mister Earl said...

I hope I don't have a potty accident at a city council meeting. On the other hand... maybe that wouldn't be such a bad idea.

bfarr said...

That is amazing. Obviously colder in your neck of the woods.

Jamie said...

I don't mind the chilly if just for this picture!

P.S. I stalked you at Heart Gallery on Thursday night - it was so great to meet you in person!

Virginia said...

Jamie,
Blog Stalkers are always welcome. I loved meeting you as well. Thanks for taking the time to come talk to me! V

Petrea said...

Like frozen wedding cake!

King of New York Hacks said...

In retrospect of all the snow we had here in NYC and all the pics I missed for worrying about the trivial things in life like bills...I am ashamed...these pics are purely brilliant , and I do not know if you are a fan of the TED sight ..but it is inspiring on all levels. These pics remind me , of what we are missing. This is a vid to watch. http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Nathalie said...

Stunning stunning stunning

I like the idea of a frozen wedding cake!

Glad you made your banner out of it, it deserves it!

Maya said...

Tre Magnifique!

JM said...

I'm still staring at the second shot! It looks like when you make a 'tower' with champagne glasses and you start putting the drink on the top one. Amazing! But I had no idea it could be this cold in Birmingham...

Tash said...

OM gosh! V. the 2nd photo is out of this world.