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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cactus Monday Ice sculptures!

Beautiful ice sculpures of a cactus with coyote and one for Mardi Gras (this Tuesday)...or should I say Fat Tuesday! You can find more of these really cool ice sculpures at Innovative Ice.


I did not have anything prepared for Cactus Monday...was blown away by Queen Latifah singing at the Oscar Awards show tonight and became quite overcome with sadness...her song was sung while showing all of the acters and actresses who passed away this past year, and I was surprised to be overcome with sadness over losing my own Dad even though it has been more than 10 years ago. I just think so much of Queen Latifah, and she sang the song just beautifully...it brought me to tears, and I actually had to leave the room for a while, I became so blubbery!!! It surely was unexpected, and it took me by surprise.

I found this beautiful rendition of the song she sang, "I'll Be Seeing You", done a capella, and it is just beautiful. ENJOY!

11 comments:

yoon see said...

Really beautiful cactus monday ice sculptures!

soulbrush said...

yes it is a tear jerker, but my favourite version is still vera lynn.happy cactus monday cactuteer.

Cathy said...

very cool Ice sculpures!

I posted a Cactus Garden on my
wordpress blog : Outdoorsin.wordpress.com for the
Cactus Monday...

Flying Colors said...

Oh you are the researcher of odd Cacti motifs...
These ice sculptures are wondrous!
Who would ever think ice and cacti can pair up, but these renditions work beautifully.

HCM Julie and a great week!

studio lolo said...

Ice sculptures fascinate me!!

Queen Latifah did sing beautifully last night but my husband and I were very disappointed at not being able to see who was on the "memoriam" screen without straining :( That's what that segment is all about, seeing who passed on. We missed a few of them because the camera stayed on her.
Oh well, it was a nice song!

HCM!!

Teri C said...

Gosh, you win th eprize this week for the most unusual cacti, well, if there was a prize you would win. lol. These are just amazing!!

I wonder how they get them to stay frozen in N O!


HCM

Stapeliad said...

Oh wow those ice sculptures are fabulous! Thanks for sharing! HCM!!!!!

marianne said...

Hi Julie!
Unfortunately I missed the oscars........ I didn´t even know they were on...... )my gosh from which planet am I......?)
Pity because I love these glamorous events and I LOVE Queen Latifah! I have no idea what song you are referring to , can you tell me than I can look it up.....

Happy cactus Monday!

Ps the black cat was a pregnant lady on the streets of Capetown, could have been Sjimmie´s mother....

messyfish said...

I am the same as marianne...missed the oscars. maybe they are tonight here in OZ (we are a day ahead)? oh i am confused now. anyway...I love Queen latifa too! she is fab fab fab!
I love the cactus in Ice. very interesting cactus manday image. thank you!
HCM

Judi said...

Hi Julie
Oh too bad I missed the singing...I didn't get a chance to watch any of the awards.
They are beautiful aren't they? the awards I mean...and the lovely ladies too.

I'll have to listen to the song at work...

have a love evening Julie...I hope you are having good weather which means my mom would be having the same too. :o)

Judi

Bobbie Lynn said...

Nice Juile and never be surprise of being over come with tears for your Dad. I've come to realize that we will have these moments from time to time. It will be 10 years this September that I lost my Mom. Now instead of holding back the tears, I just let them flow. But the great thing is we will be seeing them some day. : ) Hugs to you.