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The Pancake Chronicles: Ice Lanterns

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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Ice Lanterns

Today I am enjoying myself. Reading and rested, I am.

Today I will make ice lanterns. If ever I complain about the cold I should just go and make an ice lantern. It practically fixes everything! In fact, the colder and more miserable the weather the BETTER because the faster I could churn out ice lanterns. Beautiful! I must remember this amazing bit of wisdom from myself to myself. It has the potential to completely eradicate any symtom of the Winter Blues whatsoever. Now how to take a proper photo of them? Hmmm, indeed. Pointers, anyone? Tips?

And may I ask who doesn't like ice lanterns? I dare you to speak up. I'm begging you to speak up, in fact. There should be a good reason and it CAN'T be because they're impractical because ... well because beauty always trumps practicality although, admittedly, both are best.


Anonymous CK said...

Love the lanterns and the happy glow they bring to ones heart, but what I really want to comment on is your gift of song, O Holy Night. Yowza, did I ever enjoy it, and the rendition was so unexpected! If only you could see the pictures that were running through my mind. Have you ever noticed a horse's lips when it's eating sugar out of someone's hand and how they contort them into all kinds of stretched out shapes? Then imagine an out-stretched neck reaching to the sky in the same manner a wolf would howl at the moon. Throw in hands reaching towards the heavens with an enthusiastic heart as pure as a fresh fall of snow and you're beginning to catch a glimpse of my imagine as best I can describe it.

20 January 2007 at 14:38  
Blogger Kori said...

I love the idea of ice lanterns! Had you blogged this a couple weeks ago I may have been able to make one and see it last for more than an hour outside :)
My mother-in-law made some one year by adding cranberries, pinecones and other creative things. I think they are so fun!

20 January 2007 at 18:04  
Blogger Sonya said...

That is so beautiful! How would one go about making an ice lantern?

20 January 2007 at 18:42  
Blogger villagegirl said...

I absolutely love them! I have dreamed of making them myself (after oggling them in a MS magazine) but it rarely gets cold enough here to warrent the effort. I'm so glad you made them! Make a couple for me too! :)

21 January 2007 at 15:40  
Blogger Aakanksha said...

Wow, this look so cool!!
I'll have to make one of these one icy day!

Hey Colleen, How're things?

21 January 2007 at 19:08  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

That's so pretty. I haven't made one for a while, and do love the yellow dye in it--makes it even cheerier. That's given me a great idea for a craft with the kids. Sadly, we no longer have ice cream buckets lying around our house in droves--but I have a fair number of honey pails, which might work just as well!

Love you! I hope your lanterns warmed your cockles right up!

21 January 2007 at 23:36  
Blogger Colleen said...

Hello CK! Oh that's a perfect picture! Yes indeed ... a very strong visual. I love it. :D I can see the horse's lips as I type. Hmmmm. Do horses have lips? I guess they do. It just sounds funny.

I wish I had posted this a while back! You can still make them in your freezer as easy as pie. Hmmm. Easier than pie, in fact! I will post how to do make them soon. Soony soon soon. I think there are probably a few ways to make them but the one I've done is the easiest one. I think it would look lovely to have pinecones, etc. inside.

Hi A! It's good to hear from my fave Aussie. :) I am vicariously soaking up summer through you.

Guess what, T? The yellow dye is orange juice since I didn't have any food colouring! Not solid orange juice but a smidge. :) Hee hee. Orange juice makes the cockles warmer.

22 January 2007 at 19:31  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

It rained this morning. No ice lanterns here :(

22 January 2007 at 23:34  
Blogger Colleen said...

I LOVE rain. Smooch an umbrella for me, Ruthie!

23 January 2007 at 10:08  

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