Ice Games

Dear Liza,

When the storm had come and gone, the weather didn’t warm up very much. Some of the snow melted, but the ice stuck around in really interesting places. Gutters, where the snow melted and then froze before it could go anywhere, have become works of art. This big puddle on 29th Street had what looked like Hokusai’s famous print of a wave.

People have been getting creative, wanting to make snowmen but using what they have instead. Note the daffodil leaves next to this tiny creation.

This looks like a crater on the moon, but is really a birdbath that got frozen. I love the way the cold changes everything into something else.

Finally, I saw this tiny slope still covered with snow, and pictured fairies about an inch high scooting down on sleds made from….maybe bottle caps, spinning around yelling “Wheee!”

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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