This is Pat Palanuk, a retired electrical engineer in Winnipeg who builds a huge "ice garden" each winter.
The results are pretty stunning. For about two months every year, her front lawn is transformed into a winter wonderland, with flowers of all shapes and sizes blooming out of the snow.
The work starts in early January, and Palanuk keeps adding to the garden as the season goes on.
Palanuk said she uses a variety of moulds, including paint cans, casserole dishes, and egg trays.
"The slower it freezes, the better the ice looks."
Normally, Palanuk keeps gardening until about Valentine's Day. That's when she adds some hearts, and then lets the whole thing melt away as spring arrives.
But this year has also brought some unseasonably warm weather in January, meaning it probably won't last as long as usual.
"This is it," Palanuk said. "It's going to be destroyed and look like the ice apocalypse after that."
For now, though, the garden is still around for all to enjoy.
Palanuk said a big part of the fun is just seeing what she ends up with as she painstakingly puts the garden together over the weeks. "I only have a vague plan, and you never know what you're gonna get," she said.
"It's always a pleasant surprise at the end."
Ishmael N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B
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