Wood Carving and Ice Sculpting in Nederland with Zeb and Eider Duck

Zeb the Duck and Eider Duck are back in Chipeta Park during Nederland’s Frozen Dead Guy Days festival.   We love these carved wooden masterpieces.

Great wooden carvings

Great wooden carvings

Some of these were transported to the festival and some are being carved here while we watch.

Carvers at work

Carvers at work

This is fascinating.

These would be great in our yard

These would be great in our yard

It is a warm sunny day in Nederland and this guy is trying to play an Australian Didjeridoo.

Playing the didjeridoo while  ice carvers work

Playing the didjeridoo while ice carvers work

Now the talented carver is working on ice.   Look.

Ice sculpting starts with a block of ice and a chain saw

Ice sculpting starts with a block of ice and a chain saw

It is a turtle!

An ice turtle

An ice turtle

That chain saw is really buzzing now.   The only problem today is it is almost 70 degrees.   The ice is melting pretty fast.   We can see some melting and dripping as he is trying to finish and smooth the edges.

Smoothing edges

Smoothing edges

Even with the melting, we love these ice carvings.

This is a pretty big ice turtle

This is a pretty big ice turtle

It is amazing to us, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, that such detail starts with a block of ice and a chain saw.   We hope you can watch people carving wood and ice statues.   We really like this!

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