Malga Costa Tree Cathedral, Val de Sella, Italy
artwork by Giuliano Mauri Arte Sella
Did you know that you can freeze bubbles? These temperatures are perfect for using that left over bubble mix from the summer. Go outside on any day when it’s below 32 degrees F and try this: blow a bubble and then catch it on the bubble wand. Wait a few moments while it freezes- it will turn into a cool crystal ball before it shatters!
You can also make icy crystals with your bubble solution! To do this: dip a large loop in the bubble solution – but dont blow a bubble. Instead, watch the crystals grow. The will form a lattice structure!
Too cold to go outside? You can learn how to make your own crystal ball bubbles in the freezer with soap by checking out the site below…
Lower East Side alley on a bitterly cold winter night. New York City.
I have some great news to share. I was contacted by Overlook Press a few months back regarding commercial usage of one of my photos from this past winter for the cover of an upcoming book by David Zeltserman. Of course I agreed!
The book is called A Killer’s Essence and it will be released on October 13, 2011. You can view the page for A Killer’s Essence on Amazon here and you can read some recent reviews of the book on Overlook Press’s blog.
If you are curious about what the book jacket looks like, I have the original photo, the book cover and the back of the book jacket all on display on my Google Plus Profile here:
The photo was taken last January on a night with windchill below zero degrees fahrenheit and temperatures that were rather unforgiving. I love walking around at night in winter all bundled up but this night was almost unbearable. I can almost feel the frigid wind on my face when I look at this photo. New York City in the midst of winter is not the friendliest of places but it does possess a certain stark beauty during the colder months.
View this photo larger and on black on my Google Plus page