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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.
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9 Comments:

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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