Playing in the winter cold - making a colorful ice column.
Last week there wasn't much snow here in Rock City Falls, but it surely was cold. With night time temperatures in the -12 to -15 range, I figured it would be a great time to make some ice columns. There's a real learning curve, even with the cold temps.
After about 4 hours at -12 degrees everything looked frozen....so I dumped the small container of red onto the clear.
The next day it was still cold - only in the single digits, so I made a few buckets of slush ice as a base. The slush buckets got dumped out and carried to the highest point of a hill that snow plowing has created.
Next is the first bucket of colored ice.
Two full 5 gallon buckets of colored ice and a topper of blue in a smaller bucket - and I'm almost done.
On lookers are impressed....somewhat.
The finishing touch is the candle on top!
I did shiver for a while after getting inside, but it really is fun to play outside in the cold!