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When I left the City yesterday the only remaining snow was gray, dirty frozen piles along the curbs.  Between the heat rising from the steam under the streets, the subway system and the diligence of doormen and storekeepers keeping the sidewalks clear, there really wasn’t much snow to be seen.

However, upon arriving in Ocean Grove, we entered a white world.  Snow was still on the lawns and piles from the snow plows were 2 ft frozen walls.  Since we hadn’t been there in a couple of weeks, the snow on our sidewalk and walkways was frozen.  There was ice on the front porch and the steps, the bird feeder was empty and there was snow in the seed tray, 3 stripped corn cobs hung like a three-armed scarecrow.  It was a bit dismal and the thought of the shoveling and chopping still lay ahead.

Snow, which may be the curse of the homeowner does not bode so ill for others.  Out in Colorado where they have had snow for months already, celebrates the condition with a festival of snow and ice sculptures. I  have posted many of the entries previously and this is the last of those amazing works of art.

Fantasy Land in Snow

Fantasy Land in Snow

The Shepherd Plays His Pipe

The Shepherd Plays His Pipe

My Name is Chief Snow Eagle

My Name is Chief Snow Eagle

I'm Coming Milady

I’m Coming Milady

I Call It Home

I Call It Home

King Neptune Visits the Arctic Sea

King Neptune Visits the Arctic Sea

Rub My Belly For Good Luck

Rub My Belly For Good Luck

All Aboard

All Aboard

Escapee From the Winter Wonderland Carousel

Escapee From the Winter Wonderland Carousel

Cosy Cottage

Cosy Cottage

No Idea! BUT It Is Fantastic!

No Idea! BUT It Is Fantastic!

 

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FAB FOTO FRIDAY

Seems like there was a Summit Meeting going on in New York City this week.  While it’s true that the President was here TWICE this week tying up traffic all over the place, he wasn’t in attendance with these heads!

Ai Weiwei, a renowned sculptor from China, famous for his past exhibition of Sunflower Seeds, is missing! His whereabouts are unknown; he was arrested by the Chinese Government supposedly for tax evasion and destroying evidence.  However, it is widely believed that his criticism of the Government is the real reason behind his disappearance.  The United States, Germany and Britain have openly called for his release.

But the show must go on and we are thankful that it has. 

Chinese zodiac, central park, Pulitzer fountain, Ai Weiwei

The Tiger

central park, Pulitzer fountain, chinese zodiac, Ai Weiwei

The Boar

Chinese zodiac, central park, pulitzer fountain, Ai Weiwei

The Serpent

chinese zodiac

The Dragon

Ai Weiwei, chinese zodiac

The Rabbit

Ai Weiwei, central park, chinese zodiac

The Ox

chinese zodiac, Ai Weiwei

The Horse

Chinese zodiac, Ai Weiwei. pulitzer fountain

The Rat

The Goat

Chinese zodiac, Ai Weiwei,

The Rooster and The Dog

The Monkey

Thank you Murray Head for all of these great photos!

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