Cooling Our Jets

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21 Responses

  1. Hammer says:

    Awesome stuff. That looks like a lot of fun.

  2. CSL says:

    That’s a lot of ice. I’m so glad to hear you really love it after all. Makes me feel far less guilty about being glad I’m not that far north. And one of your THREE favorite seasons? Which one don’t you like?

  3. Voyager says:

    Cool Jocelyn. Very Cool.

  4. velvet girl says:

    What great photos! And what great fun that looks like. You’re lucky to have such a winter playground so close.

    I’m a winter-lover, too. Especially with big storms and lots of snow… and like so many others, we’ve been SOL as far as that goes this year. It’s not happy-making. 🙁


  5. Em says:

    The photos of the ice are just astonishing! I sooo want to come play at your house! Thank you for sharing those.

  6. mist1 says:


    .esrever ni yttiw eb tonnac I. sdrawkcab si tnemmoc sihT

  7. urban-urchin says:

    That’s beautiful! We just have dirty slush. Whee!

  8. Lone Grey Squirrel says:

    Ice is Nice. Looks like a lot of fun. Envious as usual.

  9. oreneta says:

    I love the creaking and banging and popping that the ice makes as it grumbles away to itself…
    Check out this site, he is a glass sculptor who spent six weeks in Antarctica photographing and making molds of ice for future works…lots of spectacular photos.

  10. choochoo says:

    Wow. ice is cool. It’s been snowing for days here, and it’s gonna snow for many more. The pooch drags most of it into the house several times a day. Want me to send you some?

  11. Jazz says:

    “Jeeves, I do so love dry feet. Why ev-a would those people willfully go out into those drifts of that white stuff?”

    That is me. And yet, here I sit in Canada. Why can’t I move to, hell, I dunno, Arizona without it involving acres of red tape?

  12. furiousBall says:

    Holy crap that’s beautiful and it looks like fun. Since when is Minnesota in Antartica? Are the taxes reasonable there?

  13. Glamourpuss says:

    The great outdoors.

    Very pretty but it must play havoc with your cheeks.

    If you’ve finished with Jeeves, please send him on to me – my toenails need painting.


  14. Jocelyn says:

    Hammer–You and your namesake would have a heck of a time bashing the stuff up.

    CSL–I hate summer. Really. I can do -40 degrees, but when it gets over 70, I lose all semblance of civility.

    Voyager–Thanks! Now go admire your crocuses.

    Velvet–Just when I had given up on a snowy winter, we’re now having predictions of a big storm this weekend. There is always hope.

    Em–So you just get onto I-35 and drive until its end. Then get out. You’re here.

    Mist1–You’re witty in any direction. You’re bi-witty.

    Urchin–Dirty slush is only good if it’s the name of a cocktail.

    LGS–You, as always, are the perfect example of graciousness.

    Oreneta–Thanks for the link. I find myself contemplating a career in ice study, and Antarctica might be the last remaining workplace for me in a few years.

    Choochoo–Really? It’s snowing a lot there? I kind of think I know where you are, and I don’t picture snow there. I guess I don’t know where you are. Except, *ahem*, in my heart.

    Jazz–You and Mr. Jazz need to divorce. Then you each need to marry an Arizonian. Move there. Move in with Mr. Jazz. In a few years, divorce your Arizonian spouses and remarry each other. It’s a simple plan, really.

    Furiousball–The Northshore totally looks like Antarctica. Taxes in MN are actually pretty high, so although I’d recommend a move for all sorts of other reasons, taxes ain’t one of ’em. Btw, I’m having trouble getting to your blog sometimes when I try to visit (my fault for not bookmarking or doing some sort of live feed thing…way beyond my ability), so that’s why my visits have been infrequent.

    Glamourpuss–Which cheeks do you mean? They’re all numb, at any rate. Jeeves is on his way over…

  15. Lee says:

    I would be the biggest whiny titty baby you eve saw out there, but damn! those pictures are amazing!

  16. Dan says:

    I think the temperature in my room went down 40 degrees after loading this post.

    I love bocce, but ice bocce … now that’s gotta be TOUGH.

  17. Lhianon says:

    I grew up in Duluth
    and I honestly miss THE Lake
    and the snow
    and the real winter…
    GREAT pictures, thanks so much for sharing!

  18. Top cat says:

    These pictures are incredible.
    Brrrrrr I’m cold, I’m going inside.
    This makes Michigan look like the sunshine state.
    Thanks for stopping by today.:)

  19. Diana says:

    I adore you. Really. Who knew so much fun was to be had with ice? I now regret that we’ve scads of the snow. Why couldn’t it pelt us with large slabs of ice?

    Oh. The roof? Maybe I’d better rephrase that wish.

  20. CSL says:

    Oh my God – 70 is when I think it’s just starting to get liveable again! 80 and I’m in heaven!

  21. Mother of Invention says:

    Very cool pics! Such a neat thing to do! (Oh yeah, and so was climbing Everest!!)

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