Ice Castles in the Sun!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What an experience!  One that we will never forget for sure.  Driving the winding road up to Mohonk Mountain House was a breathtaking spectacle.  Every curve in the road brought us closer to the ice castle in the sky, the gem of the Hudson River Valley.  We were quite surprised to see what lie ahead of us, from the bottom of the mountain we saw ice glistening, but surely we were not ready for what finally awaited us!

Every branch was covered with an inch of ice with the sun sparkling through!  Even the parking lot lamps were a thing of beauty!  AHHH!

There wasn't much to say except to stare in awe.....

Everyone up there stood in quiet reflection, how could anything be that beautiful?
This bench wanted to welcome you to sit and just gaze....

Even the red winter berries were decked out in their glory....

What a glorious time we had!  One never to be repeated I am sure....

If you love true Victorian architecture, this is the place to visit!

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5 Responses to “Ice Castles in the Sun!”

  1. Oh - these photographs are stunning! I can only imagine how wonderful it was to see it in person.
    Thank you so much for sharing it with us all!


  2. That has to be the prettiest thing I have ever seen oh and I'm so jealous, I sooooo wish I was there not in sunny/hot FL!!So beautiful (:

  3. Hi Linda,

    I am so glad you stopped by to say hi so that I could discover your wonderful site. The ice castle post is just amazing a visit I am sure you will never forget... and I have gone back several pages and feel like I could spend all day here! I will definitely be back! ~jermaine~

  4. What amazing photos...simply breathtaking.

  5. What beautiful pictures! I love the curving branches with the ice.
    Pretty! The berries are wonderful too.