The Enchanting Winter Wonderland of Ice Sculpture (Second Edition)

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Now we’re on to ice sculpture which many of you are probably more familiar with than snow sculpture. Since ice sculpture is used for a lot of things like winter celebrations and weddings. And the sculptures usually tend to be smaller at any rate and usually last longer than their snow counterparts. But if you want to make a gigantic ice palace, make sure you don’t do it in Florida because it won’t last there at all. But though this is the Christmas season, there are plenty of festivals for snow and ice sculpting in January and February. One of the biggest is in China’s International Snow and Ice festival that’s held in Harbin which show some of the most lovely pieces of winter art from all over the world. And from what you see above, this could be easily seen as the ice equivalent to Las Vegas though I think it’s much more beautiful than that. Still, I had plenty of ice sculpture pics left over after doing a post two years ago. So I plan to do one again. Thus, for your reading pleasure this winter, I give you another treasury of ice sculpture.

  1. Nudes are always a popular subject especially on ice.
Remember, parents, if a nude statue looks like this, it's probably safe for the kids. Since it's probably copied from something you see in an art museum.

Remember, parents, if a nude statue looks like this, it’s probably safe for the kids. Since it’s probably copied from something you see in an art museum.

2. There’s nothing more noble than a knight on the ice.

Doesn't hurt if he's lit up in green. Nevertheless, wonder if he's the green knight from Arthurian legend.

Doesn’t hurt if he’s lit up in green. Nevertheless, wonder if he’s the green knight from Arthurian legend.

3. A graceful peacock stands with utmost decorum on his perch.

Of course, he doesn't seem too showy about his feathers. Because he doesn't need to brag how awesome they are.

Of course, he doesn’t seem too showy about his feathers. Because he doesn’t need to brag how awesome they are.

4. Looks like we come across a fierce dragon rider battle.

Think of this scene as something you'd see from How to Train Your Dragon if it was rated R. Yeah, you'd totally see something like this in it if it was.

Think of this scene as something you’d see from How to Train Your Dragon if it was rated R. Yeah, you’d totally see something like this in it if it was.

5. A Christmas tree can always dazzle in white ice.

And this one certainly seems to be for a Christmas celebration. You have to admire the craftsmanship here.

And this one certainly seems to be for a Christmas celebration. You have to admire the craftsmanship here.

6. This ice couple surely seems to be in the Christmas spirit.

Though they kind of look Russian to me. Love the ice tree though.

Though they kind of look Russian to me. Love the ice tree though.

7. Here we come to a cougar on a ledge.

This one could easily be used for my high school reunion. Not that I would care. Nevertheless, I think it's quite lovely.

This one could easily be used for my high school reunion. Not that I would care. Nevertheless, I think it’s quite lovely.

8. An ice coach always shines quite well in a pink light.

Sure it's not quite Cinderella. But it's certainly not too bad. In fact, it's quite fancy.

Sure it’s not quite Cinderella. But it’s certainly not too bad. In fact, it’s quite fancy.

9. The light is always bright on this dancing ice princess.

Unfortunately, it's probably not Anna or Elsa from Frozen either. Still, she's beautiful nevertheless.

Unfortunately, it’s probably not Anna or Elsa from Frozen either. Still, she’s beautiful nevertheless.

10. Perhaps we can have this grasshopper just hop right in.

Yes, they do have ice sculptures for insects. Though it's not what many people would want at their weddings.

Yes, they do have ice sculptures for insects. Though it’s not what many people would want at their weddings.

11. Here you come to a peacock with his feathery display in all his glory.

Helps that he has blue and green lights shining on him. Love the detail, too.

Helps that he has blue and green lights shining on him. Love the detail, too.

12. The New York City skyline doesn’t get more glimmering than this.

Yes, it's a beautiful beacon as you can see. And here we have the Empire State Building standing out.

Yes, it’s a beautiful beacon as you can see. And here we have the Empire State Building standing out.

13. Wonder what he’ll find while looking through his telescope.

Think this is supposed to be Galileo looking through his telescope. Love how it's lit in bright colors.

Think this is supposed to be Galileo looking through his telescope. Love how it’s lit in bright colors.

14. An ice angel always flies gracefully.

Well, certainly looks great transparent anyway. Love the detail on the wings.

Well, certainly looks great transparent anyway. Love the detail on the wings.

15. A wedding ice sculpture should always look festive.

Like I said, you see a lot of these are often used in weddings. This is probably true if both bride and groom are members of the Polar Bear Club.

Like I said, you see a lot of these are often used in weddings. This is probably true if both bride and groom are members of the Polar Bear Club.

16. It’s always nice to hear a bluebird sing.

I think this one is from some Japanese folktale. But I think it's quite beautiful.

I think this one is from some Japanese folktale. But I think it’s quite beautiful.

17. Cupid is always an agent of love with his bow and arrow.

Of course, in Greek myths he looks nothing like this. But people have him depict this way just because the little baby angel motif is cute.

Of course, in Greek myths he looks nothing like this. But people have him depict this way just because the little baby angel motif is cute.

18. The great bear and St. Basil’s are always symbols of pride for Russia.

However, they're also known for hacking other countries' elections and the despotism of Vladimir Putin. It's a pretty unfortunate case.

However, they’re also known for hacking other countries’ elections and the despotism of Vladimir Putin. It’s a pretty unfortunate case.

19. Looks like this chainsaw sculpture is of a chainsaw.

Now that's kind of redundant. I mean who does a chainsaw sculpture of a chainsaw?

Now that’s kind of redundant. I mean who does a chainsaw sculpture of a chainsaw?

20. There’s nothing better on Christmas than a sleigh on ice.

Well, it's surely one to inspire Christmas cheer. But one that's not great for presents.

Well, it’s surely one to inspire Christmas cheer. But one that’s not great for presents.

21. A Native American hunter always carries a bow and arrows.

And she seems quite dangerous to some animals in the forest. Still, very stunning, I'll say.

And she seems quite dangerous to some animals in the forest. Still, very stunning, I’ll say.

22. The mighty moose is a rather humble creature.

And nothing's more iconic than a male moose with his large antlers. Hope it never crosses your path when you're driving.

And nothing’s more iconic than a male moose with his large antlers. Hope it never crosses your path when you’re driving.

23. There’s nothing more vain than an Asian dragon.

Well, Asian dragons aren't like the European ones. But this is quite remarkable to behold when it's against the light.

Well, Asian dragons aren’t like the European ones. But this is quite remarkable to behold when it’s against the light.

24. Ariel on ice is sure to bring you under the sea.

This is obviously from The Little Mermaid. Mostly because Ariel has red hair like this statue.

This is obviously from The Little Mermaid. Mostly because Ariel has red hair like this statue.

25. Fans of Frozen may enjoy this ice sculpture of Kristoff and Sven.

Well, this is the one from Frozen I actually have. And I think it's a good likeness.

Well, this is the one from Frozen I actually have. And I think it’s a good likeness.

26. This ice leopard carries brilliant blue spots.

And what brilliant spots this leopard has indeed. Still, why blue? I would've thought orange or yellow would be better.

And what brilliant spots this leopard has indeed. Still, why blue? I would’ve thought orange or yellow would be better.

27. If you have a more biblical taste, here is an ice sculpture of Jonah and the big fish.

It's more than likely that Jonah was swallowed by a whale not a big fish. But I have to admit, this looks pretty awesome.

It’s more than likely that Jonah was swallowed by a whale not a big fish. But I have to admit, this looks pretty awesome.

28. Under the sea, a mermaid finds a mysterious pearl.

Well, this is a lovely mermaid scene. Not sure why it should be in ice though.

Well, this is a lovely mermaid scene. Not sure why it should be in ice though.

29. An ice nativity scene will make your Christmas a true holy night.

This one has all the touches as you can see. Love how the light shines upon the figures.

This one has all the touches as you can see. Love how the light shines upon the figures. Beautiful.

30. Nothing can be stunning like an ice flock of geese at your path.

Well, this is surely a sight to behold. love the detail on the geese. Lovely.

Well, this is surely a sight to behold. love the detail on the geese. Lovely.

31. A large frozen snowflake is always a beautiful sight.

Great for any winter party you might attend. Love how the light shines upon it.

Great for any winter party you might attend. Love how the light shines upon it.

32. Now this Cinderella ice sculpture seems straight from a fairy tale.

Here we have the prince presenting her with the glass slipper. As to why they remained after the ball while nothing else did, I have no idea.

Here we have the prince presenting her with the glass slipper. As to why they remained after the ball while nothing else did, I have no idea.

33. An angel at a harp is always a heavenly sight to see even in green.

Yes, you see a lot of angels in ice sculpture. Maybe it has something to do with Christmas.

Yes, you see a lot of angels in ice sculpture. Maybe it has something to do with Christmas.

34. A winged archer is ever stellar when immortalized in ice.

Now this is what Cupid, I mean Eros looks more like in Greek mythology. I know people might be pleasantly surprised.

Now this is what Cupid, I mean Eros looks more like in Greek mythology. I know people might be pleasantly surprised.

35. It’s always a lovely sight to see two seahorses bonding together.

Of course, this consists of the female seahorse leaving her eggs in the male and leaving him holding the bag. We're pretty sure it's because producing the eggs is exhausting for her.

Of course, this consists of the female seahorse leaving her eggs in the male and leaving him holding the bag. We’re pretty sure it’s because producing the eggs is exhausting for her.

36. There’s nothing better suited for ice than crystals.

After all, ice crystals also sparkle when you put a light to them. Love this.

After all, ice crystals also sparkle when you put a light to them. Love this.

37. Spider Man fans would be pleased with their favorite web slinger on ice.

And this resulted in fewer injuries than in the Broadway production. Still, this is great.

And this resulted in fewer injuries than in the Broadway production. Still, this is great.

38. Seems like the water froze from that faucet.

Well, at least they put a clever spin. But freezing water from a faucet isn't funny in real life.

Well, at least they put a clever spin. But freezing water from a faucet isn’t funny in real life.

39. How about the sight of an ice bird in a cage?

This is surely stunning. I mean you have to admire how someone could pull this off. It's amazing.

This is surely stunning. I mean you have to admire how someone could pull this off. It’s amazing.

40. Hope you’d like to climb aboard this polar express.

Yes, they have an ice train. And this one seems to resemble an old steam engine.

Yes, they have an ice train. And this one seems to resemble an old steam engine.

41. There’s nothing more graceful than a reindeer encased in ice.

Of course, I had to include a unicorn in this post. Since I didn't have one in the last ice sculpture post I did. Lovely.

Of course, I had to include a unicorn in this post. Since I didn’t have one in the last ice sculpture post I did. Lovely in the purple light.

42. There’s nothing more gallant than an ice stag.

Doesn't hurt if there's bright lights shining through it. Must be used as a Christmas decoration.

Doesn’t hurt if there’s bright lights shining through it. Must be used as a Christmas decoration.

43. A frozen butterfly is a thing of beauty.

I think it would shine brighter in a darker background. But this is good enough.

I think it would shine brighter in a darker background. But this is good enough.

44. This Star Wars ice display is squarely on the Dark Side of the Force.

Yet, it's lit with purple light for some reason. Hope Vader stops the Emperor from gaining ultimate power.

Yet, it’s lit with purple light for some reason. Hope Vader stops the Emperor from gaining ultimate power.

45. You seek Yoda ice.

Excellent likeness, it is. Last it will not.

Excellent likeness, it is. Last it will not.

46. This seashell ice sculpture has plenty of sections.

Well, it's very much like a shell but more translucent. Love it.

Well, it’s very much like a shell but more translucent. Love it.

47. This ice sculpture of an owl will surely be a hoot.

Owls are always pretty neat. Love the detail on the wings.

Owls are always pretty neat. Love the detail on the wings.

48. Nothing makes your meal like an ice Kitchen Aide mixer.

Well, you can't cook with this. But you have to admire how it looks in lights.

Well, you can’t cook with this. But you have to admire how it looks in lights.

49. For Formula 1 fans, you might like to see an ice sculpture of this.

This is an ice sculpture of a Formula 1 race car. It's a kind of auto racing that's popular in Europe, by the way.

This is an ice sculpture of a Formula 1 race car. It’s a kind of auto racing that’s popular in Europe, by the way.

50. Bet you’d never see ice that’s faster than a speeding bullet.

Of course, there's no way I could ignore an ice rendering of the Man of Steel. Yet, it might send your party crashing like in the recent movies.

Of course, there’s no way I could ignore an ice rendering of the Man of Steel. Yet, it might send your party crashing like in the recent movies.

51. A couple like this can only inspire love.

First, I think both of them are naked. Second, let's just say anyone under a certain age will find out when they're older.

First, I think both of them are naked. Second, let’s just say anyone under a certain age will find out when they’re older.

52. Fans of The Lion King will adore this ice sculpture.

Not sure if it's supposed to be Simba or Mufasa. Probably Simba since he's the main character. Not that it matters.

Not sure if it’s supposed to be Simba or Mufasa. Probably Simba since he’s the main character. Not that it matters.

53. A shuttle launch has always helped mankind reach for the stars.

Unfortunately, NASA has retired the shuttle program. However, at least space geeks could appreciate this ice statue.

Unfortunately, NASA has retired the shuttle program. However, at least space geeks could appreciate this ice statue.

54. This ice sculpture brings in the spirit of the Winter Olympics.

This was at the Alberta snow and ice festival in 2014. Vancouver had their Olympics that year.

This was at the Alberta snow and ice festival in 2014. Vancouver had their Olympics that year.

55. A lovely harp should always have a beautiful bird on top.

Well, this is surely beautiful if you ask me. The bird is incredibly stunning.

Well, this is surely beautiful if you ask me. The bird is incredibly stunning.

56. A woman would have to be brave to ride on such a ferocious beast.

Not sure what kind of creature it's supposed to be. But whatever it is, it looks awesome.

Not sure what kind of creature it’s supposed to be. But whatever it is, it looks awesome.

57. A porcupine ice sculpture has plenty of shiny quills.

You have to admire the craftsmanship on this. Because I'm sure getting those quills out isn't easy to carve.

You have to admire the craftsmanship on this. Because I’m sure getting those quills out isn’t easy to carve.

58. An ice Empire State Building never fails to impress.

Nothing says New York City like it's most iconic building. Unless you count the Statue of Liberty.

Nothing says New York City like it’s most iconic building. Unless you count the Statue of Liberty.

59. An ice maiden with her own column is simply a goddess.

Then again, she's probably a Hindu goddess from what I can tell from her features. But it's nonetheless incredible.

Then again, she’s probably a Hindu goddess from what I can tell from her features. But it’s nonetheless incredible.

60. Don’t like seahorses? How about a hippocampus?

Well, a hippocamus unicorn. It's basically a mermaid version of a horse if you get my drift.

Well, a hippocamus unicorn. It’s basically a mermaid version of a horse if you get my drift.

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The Enchanting Winter Wonderland of Snow Sculpture (Second Edition)

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Moving on to snow sculpture which is another seasonal art form. Yet, unlike building a snowman, building a snow sculpture in my area is almost impossible. Unless the sculpture is quite small. But that’s nothing compared to snow sculptures in other parts of the world where they host such events during the winter months. Because western PA doesn’t have the kind of weather for this. Nevertheless, I did a snow sculpture post two years ago and have plenty of pictures left over from it. Since I found a lot of examples of elaborate snow sculpture. And this was before I started using Pinterest. So for your reading pleasure, I give you another assortment of snow sculptures that will make your snowman seem tame in comparison. Hope you enjoy it on a snowy day like I have at home.

  1. What’s better than a ship in a bottle? How about a snow ship in a snow bottle?
Not sure how much it took to make it. But it's nonetheless incredible to see.

Not sure how much it took to make it. But it’s nonetheless incredible to see.

2. With horses like these, it’s hard to think they’re not real.

Well, they certainly blend in with the landscape. At any rate, they're certainly stunning.

Well, they certainly blend in with the landscape. At any rate, they’re certainly stunning.

3. Seems like someone is clinging to a lamp post today.

Seems like the dog couldn't resist following him. What's a poor animal to do?

Seems like the dog couldn’t resist following him. What’s a poor animal to do?

4. Wouldn’t you think it strange to see a dolphin on the pavement?

I would certainly say so. But this dolphin is made from snow so it's nothing to worry about.

I would certainly say so. But this dolphin is made from snow so it’s nothing to worry about.

5. Don’t mind the farmer. He’s just milking his cow.

And it has the dogs look on. Don't worry, he'll get to them soon enough. Though he won't milk them.

And it has the dogs look on. Don’t worry, he’ll get to them soon enough. Though he won’t milk them.

6. The Caped Crusader never abandons Gotham City, especially during the winter.

This Batman snow sculpture certainly looks huge. Then again, he does have an imposing presence.

This Batman snow sculpture certainly looks huge. Then again, he does have an imposing presence. At least he’s not battling a shark.

7. Can’t imagine to see a polar bear at a pipe organ.

Now that looks incredibly strange. But quite fitting if it pertains to snow and winter.

Now that looks incredibly strange. But quite fitting if it pertains to snow and winter.

8. With one piece of snow, one can carve a block of roses.

So far as they know their way around with a snow blower. At any rate, this is amazing.

So far as they know their way around with a snow blower. At any rate, this is amazing.

9. Didn’t think a sphnix would go for a hat like that.

Of course, you'd find no such thing on a Sphnix in Egypt. So it's more of a unique artistic expression here.

Of course, you’d find no such thing on a Sphinx in Egypt. So it’s more of a unique artistic expression here.

10. Even in the cold, you can find so many animals at the zoo.

This is a zoo snow sculpture by the way. Yet, all the animals are in rich detail. So see for yourself.

This is a zoo snow sculpture by the way. Yet, all the animals are in rich detail. So see for yourself.

11. “Well, I ain’t scared of no grizzly bear.”

That's a good example of famous last words as far as this scene is concerned. Please tell me this is a tribute to Hugo Glass from the Revenant.

That’s a good example of famous last words as far as this scene is concerned. Please tell me this is a tribute to Hugo Glass from the Revenant.

12. A wolf always stands on all legs to howl.

Well, this wolf is in a more geometric carving design. But it's still quite a sight to be seen.

Well, this wolf is in a more geometric carving design. But it’s still quite a sight to be seen.

13. Bet you never saw a puffer fish like this before.

Yes, puffer fish might look adorable to look at. But don't frighten them since they're all covered in spikes.

Yes, puffer fish might look adorable to look at. But don’t frighten them since they’re all covered in spikes.

14. My guess this is a scene from Moby Dick.

Because it seems to involve harpooning a whale in a book. Still, Captain Ahab is a guy you wouldn't want to work for at all.

Because it seems to involve harpooning a whale in a book. Still, Captain Ahab is a guy you wouldn’t want to work for at all.

15. Can you take a look at these giant snow shoes?

Well, tennis shoes aren't great for snowy weather. But these certainly take the cake in sculpture.

Well, tennis shoes aren’t great for snowy weather. But these certainly take the cake in sculpture.

16. This seems to be a fitting tribute to any ice queen.

Well, an ice sculpture would be more like it. But a snow sculpture is good enough.

Well, an ice sculpture would be more like it. But a snow sculpture is good enough.

17. How could the lights be on in this snow car?

My guess is that they built a snow car around the car. At any rate, it's quite creative.

My guess is that they built a snow car around the car. At any rate, it’s quite creative.

18. This little snow piggie is almost impossible to resist.

You have to admire its cute little eyes and snout. Still, pigs can be quite nasty creatures if they're in a bad mood.

You have to admire its cute little eyes and snout. Still, pigs can be quite nasty creatures if they’re in a bad mood.

19. Here we go to Snoopy relaxing in the snow.

Though he usually rests on top of his dog house. But this is quite a snow sculpture I had to put on this post.

Though he usually rests on top of his dog house. But this is quite a snow sculpture I had to put on this post.

20. Nothing seems to have grandeur during the winter like a dragon.

Yes, this is quite the magnificent dragon to behold. Just have to admire the wings. Stunning.

Yes, this is quite the magnificent dragon to behold. Just have to admire the wings. Stunning.

21. Seems like someone left behind their canoe.

Then again, it seems to resemble a kayak. And it appears Indian made in the US.

Then again, it seems to resemble a kayak. And it appears Indian made in the US.

22. Hope you find yourself at a nice warm fire at this cozy cabin.

Okay, it's made out of snow and won't make you warm or cozy. But it has a lot of great artistic detail.

Okay, it’s made out of snow and won’t make you warm or cozy. But it has a lot of great artistic detail.

23. This shrine brings in the glory of the Olympic Games.

Since it's said to be from the Harbin festival, my guess is it's from 2008. When China hosted the games in Beijing that's famous for it's high rate of air pollution.

Since it’s said to be from the Harbin festival, my guess is it’s from 2008. When China hosted the games in Beijing that’s famous for it’s high rate of air pollution.

24. A unicorn always looks magical in the winter.

This one was made in someone's yard. And it's topped with an ice horn for good measure.

This one was made in someone’s yard. And it’s topped with an ice horn for good measure.

25. Take what you may but you have to admire Lady Liberty’s sense of humor.

Well, she can be quite the tease. Still, this is a rather amusing snow sculpture if you ask me.

Well, she can be quite the tease. Still, this is a rather amusing snow sculpture if you ask me.

26. An snow sculpture like this shows the glory of China.

I showed part of this sculpture in a post 2 years ago just for the winged horses. But yes, this is certainly for China.

I showed part of this sculpture in a post 2 years ago just for the winged horses. But yes, this is certainly for China.

27. Fat Buddha sits proudly on his snow throne.

Or is it Budai who's often mistaken for Buddha? At any rate, you can tell it's from an Asian nation.

Or is it Budai who’s often mistaken for Buddha? At any rate, you can tell it’s from an Asian nation.

28. A Japanese pagoda snow castle always shines in the night through light.

Well, it's certainly a stunning sight to see. But yes, this is a Japanese castle.

Well, it’s certainly a stunning sight to see. But yes, this is a Japanese castle.

29. Never thought I’d ever see a large lobster like that in the winter.

Another sculpture done in someone's yard. Now this is just insane from how I see it. This is especially since it's red.

Another sculpture done in someone’s yard. Now this is just insane from how I see it. This is especially since it’s red.

30. This headless angel is surely a sight to behold.

Well, this is a rendition of a Nike sculpture. And by that I mean the Greek goddess, not the shoe. Not sure what happened to her head.

Well, this is a rendition of a Nike sculpture. And by that I mean the Greek goddess, not the shoe. Not sure what happened to her head.

31. This sailor seems oddly calm just above a shark.

I hope this isn't a tribute to Jaws. Because I have an idea what will happen to that guy if it is.

I hope this isn’t a tribute to Jaws. Because I have an idea what will happen to that guy if it is.

32. A Chinese dragon looks no more magical than in the snow.

Yes, the Chinese surely have elaborate dragons in their artwork and celebrations. This one is no exception.

Yes, the Chinese surely have elaborate dragons in their artwork and celebrations. This one is no exception.

33. Think of this is Jurassic Park on ice.

Well, in snow sculpture form anyway. Chances are, T-Rex messed with the wrong triceratops.

Well, in snow sculpture form anyway. Chances are, T-Rex messed with the wrong triceratops.

34. Not sure where her skin ends or where her dress begins.

It's as if she rises from the snow almost organically. That can't be right since she's obviously carved from a block on a pavement.

It’s as if she rises from the snow almost organically. That can’t be right since she’s obviously carved from a block on a pavement.

35. Nobody could ever resist this little snow bear.

Almost seems like a polar Winnie the Pooh. Still, it's so cute you just want to give it a hug.

Almost seems like a polar Winnie the Pooh. Still, it’s so cute you just want to give it a hug.

36. Someone must’ve messed with the wrong shark.

Yeah, chances are you'll never see that swimmer again. Wonder why I see so many snow sharks.

Yeah, chances are you’ll never see that swimmer again. Wonder why I see so many snow sharks.

37. A horse can get you through a lot of rough places.

But spook the one you're riding and you're as good as dead. Still, not sure what the horse is doing here.

But spook the one you’re riding and you’re as good as dead. Still, not sure what the horse is doing here.

38. Santa Claus always loves to see the little children.

Well, I had to include Santa here somehow since it's the middle of December. But not sure what to make from this one.

Well, I had to include Santa here somehow since it’s the middle of December. But not sure what to make from this one.

39. This snow frontiersman explores the West.

The American ones always seem to have a certain folk style about them. Not exactly sure why.

The American ones always seem to have a certain folk style about them. Not exactly sure why.

40. Here we come to a castle tower sitting above talking trees.

Well, that's a bit strange. Then again, maybe it's an artistic rendition of Isengard. That might explain a lot.

Well, that’s a bit strange. Then again, maybe it’s an artistic rendition of Isengard. That might explain a lot.

41. A snow swirl seems rather abstract.

For me such snow sculpture pieces are only of decorative value. But it's quite interesting to see nevertheless.

For me such snow sculpture pieces are only of decorative value. But it’s quite interesting to see nevertheless.

42. Never saw a rose window tower by itself before.

This is another abstract piece. But it's a beautiful one to see if you get my drift.

This is another abstract piece. But it’s a beautiful one to see if you get my drift.

43. This little bear wants to take your picture.

Well, I'm sure cuteness factors in to this bear with a camera set up. But I know many of my viewers would enjoy looking at it.

Well, I’m sure cuteness factors in to this bear with a camera set up. But I know many of my viewers would enjoy looking at it.

44. A barge hauler’s work is hard as the day is long.

This is called "Barge Haulers on the Volga" and it's certainly made by a Russian artist. Not sure if this is from a painting or what.

This is called “Barge Haulers on the Volga” and it’s certainly made by a Russian artist. Not sure if this is from a painting or what.

45. Try roasting marshmallows over this open fire.

Okay, it would probably not go anywhere. But still, a snow fire is quite awesome.

Okay, it would probably not go anywhere. But still, a snow fire is quite awesome.

46. In case you couldn’t find a more snowy tribute to man’s best friend.

Yes, it almost looks like a giant bull dog. Still, let's hope the artist isn't one of those obsessive pet owners.

Yes, it almost looks like a giant bull dog. Still, let’s hope the artist isn’t one of those obsessive pet owners.

47. It takes two hands to make a heart.

This one uses two giant hands made out of snow. But it's guaranteed to warm your heart.

This one uses two giant hands made out of snow. But it’s guaranteed to warm your heart.

48. Ever thought about climbing aboard a giant turtle?

Well, you can surely climb aboard this large snow turtle. You read that right. Nevertheless, it's incredible.

Well, you can surely climb aboard this large snow turtle. You read that right. Nevertheless, it’s incredible.

49. We all should know how Rapunzel lets down her hair.

Well, she does have a very long strand that she keeps in a braid so it won't get tangled. Though she must be lonely in that tower.

Well, she does have a very long strand that she keeps in a braid so it won’t get tangled. Though she must be lonely in that tower.

50. There’s nothing as magnificent as a glorious owl carved from snow.

Now that's a beautiful owl as I can see. Love the detail on the wings.

Now that’s a beautiful owl as I can see. Love the detail on the wings.

51. Can there ever be anything more graceful than two eagles in flight?

Not exactly sure what these eagles are doing (though I bet it's some mating ritual). Still, this is such a magnificent work of art.

Not exactly sure what these eagles are doing (though I bet it’s some mating ritual). Still, this is such a magnificent work of art.

52. Here we have penguins all in a row.

I don't think that's a penguin parent and chicks. Because as far as I know they only have one a year in Antarctica. A puffin family makes a bit more sense.

I don’t think that’s a penguin parent and chicks. Because as far as I know they only have one a year in Antarctica. A puffin family makes a bit more sense.

53. Wonder what that moose is looking for.

Let me guess, food, a mate, or somewhere to avoid a bear. Yet, he also drinks from a mug.

Let me guess, food, a mate, or somewhere to avoid a bear. Yet, he also drinks from a mug.

54. Wonder what’s cooking in this witch’s brew.

Not sure what it is. But my best guess is nothing you see from Harry Potter.

Not sure what it is. But my best guess is nothing you see from Harry Potter.

55. A Shinto shrine is always simple but elegant.

Well, it certainly resembles a Shinto shrine as far as I'm concerned. But it does have a dash of simplicity to it.

Well, it certainly resembles a Shinto shrine as far as I’m concerned. But it does have a dash of simplicity to it.

56. When there’s trouble, it’s Buzz Lightyear to the rescue.

Like how he has an ice helmet. Still, this is gigantic from what I see here.

Like how he has an ice helmet. Still, this is gigantic from what I see here.

57. An elephant always protects her calves.

Well, her calves and her family calves as well. Nevertheless, while female elephants are relatively calm, don't mess with them.

Well, her calves and her family calves as well. Nevertheless, while female elephants are relatively calm, don’t mess with them.

58. A snow angel stands out with flowers any day.

Well, this snow angel does. Though flowers are an odd choice for a winter motif.

Well, this snow angel does. Though flowers are an odd choice for a winter motif.

59. This Russian snow sculpture shows two glorious birds.

One of these has to be the firebird. Not exactly sure which one. Love the castle though.

One of these has to be the firebird. Not exactly sure which one. Love the castle though.

60. Snow totem poles always look spectacular.

And I can't argue with that. Still, love what's surrounding these snow poles. Stunning.

And I can’t argue with that. Still, love what’s surrounding these snow poles. Stunning.

Frosty the Snowman and His Friends (Second Edition)

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Since snow has now come to my area with freezing temperatures, I thought it wouldn’t be more appropriate than to do some second edition posts on snowy creations. After all, though it might be the holiday season, the snow and ice will be with us for awhile. And next month, the US will say goodbye to President Barack Obama and make way for a series of unfortunate events. Besides, winter stuff is kind of expected in December since it’s the Christmas season. Anyway, though it might not be appropriate weather to build a snowman where I live, that’s not to mean they don’t pose a significance during the winter. After all, seeing one at a lawn will put a smile on your face. But as I know from two years ago, there are plenty of people who build snowmen with their own unique spin. And for your reading pleasure today, I give you another treasure trove of Frosty’s friends guaranteed to melt your heart. Because there are some things worth melting for as Olaf would say in Frozen.

  1. Funny how I found this one up a tree.
What's he hiding from? What's he doing up there? And when will he get down?

What’s he hiding from? What’s he doing up there? And when will he get down?

2. This guy seems like a real square when you see him.

Since he's made from snow blocks. But over time he'll get a bit round around the edges before eventually melting into a puddle.

Since he’s made from snow blocks. But over time he’ll get a bit round around the edges before eventually melting into a puddle.

3. This snowman just wants to enjoy a day at the park with the kid.

You have to like how they put the snow kid in the little swing seat. That's so adorable.

You have to like how they put the snow kid in the little swing seat. That’s so adorable.

4. This woman decided to build a snowman to honor her special friend.

Unfortunately, her special four legged friend doesn't seem too amused by her snow dog creation. Still, it's a work of genius.

Unfortunately, her special four legged friend doesn’t seem too amused by her snow dog creation. Still, it’s a work of genius.

5. You can never pile enough snowballs to make a snowman.

This is supposed to be the Cat in the Hat from Dr. Seuss. However, I tend to think otherwise despite the goofy Seuss hat.

This is supposed to be the Cat in the Hat from Dr. Seuss. However, I tend to think otherwise despite the goofy Seuss hat.

6. Seems like this snow sheik has taken to some destructive habit.

Yes, he's taken to hookah all right, which is a kind of tobacco smoking. And yes, it's bad for you. But stereotypes aside, this is hilarious.

Yes, he’s taken to hookah all right, which is a kind of tobacco smoking. And yes, it’s bad for you. But stereotypes aside, this is hilarious.

7. This snow couple knows how to get the job done.

This may be seen as a cute snow couple. But I like how the snow lady wears her dress and carries a rolling pin. And how the snowman wears a pot for on his head.

This may be seen as a cute snow couple. But I like how the snow lady wears her dress and carries a rolling pin. And how the snowman wears a pot for on his head.

8. This military snowman knows how to lock and load.

If this guy wasn't dressed as a soldier, I'd feel very uncomfortable. Because I don't see assault rifles as a civilian weapon at all.

If this guy wasn’t dressed as a soldier, I’d feel very uncomfortable. Because I don’t see assault rifles as a civilian weapon at all.

9. This cowpoke doesn’t mind being snowed in.

In fact, he kind of prefers it in the pasture. Still, love how he has cowboy boots. This is great.

In fact, he kind of prefers it in the pasture. Still, love how he has cowboy boots. This is great.

10. What you mean a snowman can’t breathe fire?

Now that is something I need to see. Because we all know what happens to snowmen near flames.

Now that is something I need to see. Because we all know what happens to snowmen near flames.

11. Who wants to ride in a wheelbarrow?

Sure it might require stuff from your garden shed like a wheelbarrow. But I have to admit this is adorable.

Sure it might require stuff from your garden shed like a wheelbarrow. But I have to admit this is adorable.

12. The Mexican bandito snowman has come from south of the border.

I know this may offend some people like the "stinkin' badges" part of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. But c'mon, you can't blame him from getting out of a place with winters above freezing.

I know this may offend some people like the “stinkin’ badges” part of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. But c’mon, you can’t blame him from getting out of a place with winters above freezing.

13. Nothing beats a day at the patio.

Okay, they're drinking under an umbrella and the woman's wearing a bra. Still, I think it's quite amusing if you ask me.

Okay, they’re drinking under an umbrella and the woman’s wearing a bra. Still, I think it’s quite amusing if you ask me.

14. This snowman would like to know what life is from the inside.

Unfortunately, he wouldn't be able to experience it. Since he'd melt as soon as he came in.

Unfortunately, he wouldn’t be able to experience it. Since he’d melt as soon as he came in.

15. Guess this snowman doesn’t like what he sees from the window.

Yeah, I think it's sometimes unwise to pry into people's privacy. This guy learned the hard way.

Yeah, I think it’s sometimes unwise to pry into people’s privacy. This guy learned the hard way.

16. This punk snowman is just chillin.’

Not sure what he's listening to. But I'm sure he doesn't have the new iPhone that doesn't have a headphone jack. This is clever.

Not sure what he’s listening to. But I’m sure he doesn’t have the new iPhone that doesn’t have a headphone jack. This is clever.

17. “Four snows and seven years ago…”

However, don't expect snow Lincoln to emancipate you from any snowstorms this year. Still, this is a great likeness.

However, don’t expect snow Lincoln to emancipate you from any snowstorms this year. Still, this is a great likeness.

18. Seems like this guy’s going through a brain freeze.

Then again, he probably has other worries like wondering about the melting point. Still, like how he sits on the bench.

Then again, he probably has other worries like wondering about the melting point. Still, like how he sits on the bench.

19. Oddly, Homer seems to enjoy the winter.

Actually this is a snowman Homer Simpson so it's no wonder. But it really resembles him.

Actually this is a snowman Homer Simpson so it’s no wonder. But it really resembles him.

20. Looks like Halo is waiting to take action in his winter of his discontent.

This is from a popular video game series which I'm not familiar with. But I'm sure readers would enjoy this.

This is from a popular video game series which I’m not familiar with. But I’m sure readers would enjoy this.

21. This snowman really has it on the ball this time.

Now I'm no fan of golf and I'm sure this guy was made for a country club. But I do find this display amusing.

Now I’m no fan of golf and I’m sure this guy was made for a country club. But I do find this display amusing.

22. Bet she can stuff her bra with snowball enhancements.

Yes, I know many might not think it's appropriate. Still, I hear she's quite popular with the Polar Bear club.

Yes, I know many might not think it’s appropriate. Still, I hear she’s quite popular with the Polar Bear Club.

23. “Did anyone call for a pizza?”

I'm sure the pizza was used just for the photo as far as I'm concerned. Still, would you take pizza from a snowman?

I’m sure the pizza was used just for the photo as far as I’m concerned. Still, would you take pizza from a snowman?

24. This man always is always fir for the slopes.

Wonder if he's from Colorado. Then again, I shouldn't stereotype by his hair and how he likes to ski.

Wonder if he’s from Colorado. Then again, I shouldn’t stereotype by his hair and how he likes to ski.

25. Nothing beats an afternoon on the porch.

Another snow couple in swimsuits. The guy seems to recline with a drink in hand.

Another snow couple in swimsuits. The guy seems to recline with a drink in hand.

26. These two snowmen are ready to rock on with their guitars.

Guess they're really rocking for a blizzard if you know what I mean. Still, this is quite creative.

Guess they’re really rocking for a blizzard if you know what I mean. Still, this is quite creative.

27. “Help! Help! I’m sinking!”

Well, perhaps snowmen know what it feels to be snowed in. Like how one waves his stick arms in panic.

Well, perhaps snowmen know what it feels to be snowed in. Like how one waves his stick arms in panic.

28. Hold on tight for it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

A snowman has to hitch a ride somehow. Because he can't be in where there's seatbelts or he'd melt.

A snowman has to hitch a ride somehow. Because he can’t be in where there’s seatbelts or he’d melt.

29. Don’t worry, this snow lady will feed the chickens.

And here she is with her bucket in tow. Have to love her pink outfit as well. So cute.

And here she is with her bucket in tow. Have to love her pink outfit as well. So cute.

30. “Can someone take me to the North Pole?”

Unfortunately, the North Pole hasn't been doing well recently due to climate change. And it has taken a great toll on the polar bears.

Unfortunately, the North Pole hasn’t been doing well recently due to climate change. And it has taken a great toll on the polar bears.

31. Oh, no, there’s been a hit and run!

Well, I did a hit and run snowman scene before. Still, this is kind of crazy but funny.

Well, I did a hit and run snowman scene before. Still, this is kind of crazy but funny.

32. Introducing you to Sister Frostina.

Well, she's created by a group of nuns and in a nun's habit. Who says nuns don't have their fun?

Well, she’s created by a group of nuns and in a nun’s habit. Who says nuns don’t have their fun?

33. This snowman loves to go on a bowhunting excursion.

Yes, bowhunting is a thing. Just ask my neighbors. Still, I don't think there's a lot of hunting during the winter other than for critters.

Yes, bowhunting is a thing. Just ask my neighbors. Still, I don’t think there’s a lot of hunting during the winter other than for critters.

34. Even snowmen can engage in the occasional frat boy hijinks.

Drinking out of a keg? Yes, plenty party guys do it. But it's stupid and might cause you to black out drunk.

Drinking out of a keg? Yes, plenty party guys do it. But it’s stupid and might cause you to black out drunk.

35. Of course, some snowmen are kinkier than others.

Given the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, I couldn't resist this one. But a BDSM snowman might lead to many calls from parents.

Given the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, I couldn’t resist this one. But a BDSM snowman might lead to many calls from parents.

36. These snowmen shall not be moved.

You'd think these snowmen would be protesting climate change. Because they'd certainly be affected by it.

You’d think these snowmen would be protesting climate change. Because they’d certainly be affected by it.

37. This snowman always loves to raid ships on the high seas.

Well, the high polar seas, anyway. Because he'd surely melt if he's closer to the Equator.

Well, the high polar seas, anyway. Because he’d surely melt if he’s closer to the Equator.

38. Oh, my God, they’re coming for us!

Remind me not to buy a home where there's an Indian burial mound on top of it. Still, this is so creative.

Remind me not to buy a home where there’s an Indian burial mound on top of it. Still, this is so creative.

39. Did that thing just eat a kid?

Yes, there are people who do demented snowmen like this. A sure sign that a neighbor has watched too many horror movies.

Yes, there are people who do demented snowmen like this. A sure sign that a neighbor has watched too many horror movies.

40. With this snowman, it’s to infinity and beyond.

Now that's a really good Buzz Lightyear. Hope he knows that he's a toy snowman and not something else.

Now that’s a really good Buzz Lightyear. Hope he knows that he’s a toy snowman and not something else.

41. Don’t mind him, he’s just going places.

Here he's in with a bike jacket and helmet. Wonder how he puts the pedal to the metal with his snow legs.

Here he’s in with a bike jacket and helmet. Wonder how he puts the pedal to the metal with his snow legs.

42. These guys are just taking a break from a long day.

Funny how they're made from the snow that covers the chairs. Doesn't seem to take much work to do.

Funny how they’re made from the snow that covers the chairs. Doesn’t seem to take much work to do.

43. Someone must’ve had a few too many.

Look, a drunken snowman may be funny. But a drunk person passed out like that isn't. If your see someone like this, you might want to consider calling 911.

Look, a drunken snowman may be funny. But a drunk person passed out like that isn’t. If your see someone like this, you might want to consider calling 911.

44. Seems like that tree really got in his way.

I know this is a sick and twisted way to build a snowman. But somehow it works by having a tree grow out of him.

I know this is a sick and twisted way to build a snowman. But somehow it works by having a tree grow out of him.

45. These snow people always stick to the good old ways of their ancestors.

Yes, this is an Amish snow family. Yes, they're quite plain. But you should see them do a snow barn raising.

Yes, this is an Amish snow family. Yes, they’re quite plain. But you should see them do a snow barn raising.

46. Seems like this snowman should hit the shade on late night.

Conan O'Brien would be proud of this. Like how they did the flaming red hair.

Conan O’Brien would be proud of this. Like how they did the flaming red hair.

47. This snow woman always wants to do the hula.

However, she wouldn't be able to don the grass skirt in Hawaii. Because it doesn't have snow compatible weather.

However, she wouldn’t be able to don the grass skirt in Hawaii. Because it doesn’t have snow compatible weather.

48. Looks like someone crashed in the wrong place.

This was just made from a mound of snow. Still, he seems to have no worries.

This was just made from a mound of snow. Still, he seems to have no worries.

49. “Can you help me get to Florida?”

Uh, I'm not even sure if this guy should even go there. Unless he wants a death wish since Florida isn't known for snow.

Uh, I’m not even sure if this guy should even go there. Unless he wants a death wish since Florida isn’t known for snow.

50. Not sure if doing a handstand on a Jeep is a good idea.

Well, I have to admit, it's a pretty interesting concept. Like the earmuffs and boots.

Well, I have to admit, it’s a pretty interesting concept. Like the earmuffs and boots.

51. This guy’s just chilling with the morning paper.

Not sure if it's a great time to read the paper in snowy weather. But to each his own.

Not sure if it’s a great time to read the paper in snowy weather. But to each his own.

52. Guess this one is “Always Look on the Bright Side of Light.”

Because from the sign, this snowman isn't long for this world. But doesn't seem to care.

Because from the sign, this snowman isn’t long for this world. But doesn’t seem to care.

53. I don’t know about you but do snowmen ever get constipated?

This one seems to be from the looks of it. Not sure if I'd like to see it.

This one seems to be from the looks of it. Not sure if I’d like to see it.

54. This snowman is guaranteed to pump you up.

Sadly for him, he'll probably be busted for performance enhancing drugs. You know how body builders are.

Sadly for him, he’ll probably be busted for performance enhancing drugs. You know how body builders are.

55. So is this how a Renaissance artist would build a snowman?

Okay, to be fair, not all of them lived in Italy. But imagine the great Renaissance snow masterpieces that we've missed since photography wasn't invented then.

Okay, to be fair, not all of them lived in Italy. But imagine the great Renaissance snow masterpieces that we’ve missed since photography wasn’t invented then.

56. “Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, snowman under limbo stick.”

Getting under a limbo stick is tricky. But it's especially difficult if you're made of snow.

Getting under a limbo stick is tricky. But it’s especially difficult if you’re made of snow.

57. Not sure what these snow people are thinking about right now.

For interpretation is in the eye of the beholder. Still, love the little ones surrounding them.

For interpretation is in the eye of the beholder. Still, love the little ones surrounding them.

58. What’s this poor soul to do in the winter weather?

Seems like he's a homeless snowman sleeping on a bench. And he has some booze with him.

Seems like he’s a homeless snowman sleeping on a bench. And he has some booze with him.

59. Even snowmen love to have some winter fun to themselves.

And look, they're playing snow angels. As if they're frolicking in their own flesh.

And look, they’re playing snow angels. As if they’re frolicking in their own flesh.

60. There’s nothing like a walk with the dog.

Maybe so. But this dog has evergreen branch ears and tail. I know many will love this.

Maybe so. But this dog has evergreen branch ears and tail. I know many will love this.