Thursday, March 08, 2007

Fire and Ice

The Monday night weather forecast was for very low temperatures. So, I stayed up late to keep the fire going (and to whip Babylon in Civilization Conquests.)

I was making many trips to the kitchen to add wood to the fire and paying attention to the outdoor temperature. So I took the opportunity to put some ice candle molds outside the kitchen door. 'Til now, it's generally been too warm or too cold outside to succeed. Since the ice forms first on top it's hard to catch the moment when the sides are thick enough to hold up but the liquid center is still large enough to create a cavity large enough to hold a candle.

This is usually a winter solstice ritual. But this time I added some green color to celebrate spring.

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