|Almost as if to spite us, Mother Nature has curtailed the sub-freezing temperatures we've had here in Pennsylvania for the last few weeks, just in time for Lewisburg's annual Ice Festival weekend.|
|Ice ready for sculpture in Hufnagle Park|
|Artist at work|
|A high heel in front of "Dwellings" - an eclectic home decor and gift shop|
|This fella is in front of the Campus Movie Theater. What is he?|
|A fish in front of Barnes and Noble / Bucknell University Bookstore - sink or swim Bucknellians?|
|A flower in front of Mimi's second hand clothing boutique - old things bloom new?|
A singing group, "A Cappella on Ice," will perform at the Campus theater.
Chocolate lovers can purchase tickets to participate in a Chocolate Festival Tour and Ball.
Children can enjoy the Cocoa Fest For Kids, and winter games in the park.
Many of the stores along Market Street will be open for late night shopping, and offering plenty of sales.
Folks can participate in the Frosty 5K Walk/Run, or jump into the water and ice of the Susquehanna River during the Polar Bear Plunge.
I live just two blocks from the mighty Susquehanna, and having looked at the ice on it day after day, I'd require some seriously good money to get me to put on a swimsuit and jump in between those mini icebergs.
This is the site at which those
"Look, I'm standing on only one leg! It's that cold in here!"
I suppose we could look at this sudden rise in temperatures from one of two possible perspectives. If you're a "glass is half full" type of person, these balmy temperatures mean folks can more comfortably and safely walk around outside and enjoy the ice sculptures and events.
However, if you're more of the "glass is half empty" persuasion, you would realize that these above freezing temperatures will quickly melt all those beautiful and expensive icy works of art into unidentifiable blobs sitting in large dirty puddles.
Probably your best bet is simply to just get out there today or tonight, and see what's to see while temperatures are bearable and before the ice melts.
As for me, I'll be keeping my eye on my own pile of ice out back. Although our waterfalls have run all throughout the frigid winter we've been having, occasionally we have had to add several buckets full of water, just to be sure the pump down under in the bottom pond isn't getting frozen in a block of ice.
One last thing - can you tell I
Enjoy your weekend folks, and stay warm.