An Icy Scene

= nativity scene carved from ice 11/27/2008 =

 

theme – frozen

This Nativity was hand carved from 520 blocks of ice. It was on display at the Gaylord Plams in Orlando, FL in 2008 as part of their annual ICE! show. The show is a walk through event with rooms full of larger than life ice sculptures such as candy houses, wreaths, arctic animals and scenes, and even a train. They have 4 ice slides for kids of all ages and it always ends in this room with the Nativity. No winter coat, no problem, parkas are provided for you as the temperature is an unFloridian 9 degrees.  - Diane

 

What I found

theme – what I found

St. Stephen statue

We found this statue of a Saint while my husband John and I were cleaning up our yard this Spring. The previous owners had lived here more than 20 years and their grandson grew up in the house, so there are signs everywhere of him growing up… From an old Tonka dump truck to the treehouse that had been torn down to rocks stacked to make a fire pit. We both went through things thoughtfully and found spots to place among the backyard.

This one is my favorite… I believe he is St. Francis. He is known as the patron saint of animals, the environment, and is one of the two patron saints of Italy .  He is also known for his love of the Eucharist, his sorrow during the Stations of the Cross, and for the creation of the Christmas creche or Nativity Scene.

–Kim

Reading

men

theme – men

I find reading in the sunshine with the world around you to be very relaxing. You can be lost in your book but you can look up and be lost in the world. I always see women reading but hardly see men reading. There is something about a man reading that I find attractive. – Diane