Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Colorful Cold February 6, 2019

My east coast friend forwarded along a suggestion to me on a way to pass some time when she saw what the wild west was in for weather-wise.  One past winter during extreme temperatures, I did the bubble thing, you know blow children's bubbles into the frigid air to see them freeze covered in beautiful patterns.  Instead of a collection of frozen bubbles, this season's collection is made up of colorful frozen big balloon marbles.       

When we were "gifted" a forecast  like this, my interest in being "out & about" waned way off.  

My friend's suggestion intrigued me so I went to work filling balloons with water and food coloring.  
I placed them on my deck in the snow to freeze. 
Feeling a little impatient and curious as to what was transpiring, after only a few hours I unwrapped the light green balloon.  It was not fully frozen, the bottom came off and the colored water came out.  This is what I got!  Nonetheless, I like the look.  I let the balance of the balloons freeze over night.
this season's collection
The collection of coloful frozen big balloon marbles are now lined along the fence in my backyard.
The pink one is my favourite!
There were three balloons left so I began the process again to have more to add to my collection.  I added a few more drops of food coloring to get deeper shades.  This time I sat them in round bowls so they would have a better chance at ending up in a round shape.  These were placed outside to freeze over night.
These three sit in a bowl on my front stair where they catch the late morning sun. 
We now have a short window of opportunity where the temperature will be humane enough to safely be "out & about" for an extended period of time.  Once that window opens I will be out there and about there and back home before the window closes.


  1. Love them! Had to laugh at your weather report. "COLDEST weather of the winter BY FAR sinks into Alberta. HERE"S when the BITTER COLD will ease. [somewhat]
    Somewhat - love it!

  2. Wow that's so cool! (no pun intended)

  3. Hello Alexandra and greetings from Finland! :)
    Helen (above) told me about your beautiful ice balls. They are wonderful indeed. The ones with soft colours are my favourites; they show so well the beauty of ice.
    We have much snow this year, in Eastern Finland. The coldest temperature so far is -34 C, but today's temperature is 0 C and it feels lovely.
    Have a happy weekend!

    1. Thank you for dropping in for a virtual visit all the way from Finland! I like the soft colours also, people say they look like Easter eggs. Enjoy your weekend!


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