Since the days are too warm now for working with ice, no more ice castles are possible for this season... something I regret very much because I had found a beautiful collection of fabulous shapes of ice hidden under the edges of the river. But they are gone now with the incredible heat wave that has hit us.
A few nights ago however, I had the chance to be up on Cascade lake in the light of the Full moon and had this piece set up to hopefully take some photos. I am pleased with the result, but the triangular glow was not intentional. I had to create a windbreak of sorts for the candle as the wind had picked up and had already snuffed it out once. The only suitable ice I could find was a thick triangular wedge and it reflected back the light of the candle more than I wanted... still, the candle did not go out again so it was worth it.
Earlier that same day there had been a very magical double halo around the sun. I only saw it once the sun had dipped below the ridge.... this photo does not do it justice. I can't remember ever seeing a double halo around the sun before. All in all a magical day indeed!!
Here is the double halo image: