Sunday, July 17

Welcome to the 29th Masterpiece Monday

We visited the Orange County Fair on opening day. You get in free between 12-1PM. 
You. wouldn't. believe. the. line.
But we don't care, we do it every year anyway.
We pride ourselves on never paying to get into the fair. 

 Our first stop was Centennial Farm. It's huge and has pretty much every veggie known to man, but I became very enchanted by the sunflowers.
 I think I may have to plant some.
 There's also a petting zoo with a lot of cute and friendly farm  animals.

 My favorite are the baby chicks.
 One thing I want to show you is the Ice Museum. One of my very favorites at the OC Fair!

 They did an ocean theme this year, the detail is amazing!

 This is the first year that they added color to the ice museum, love this shark!

I like the way they used color ice to depict the coral reef.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of the Ice Museum!

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  1. OH Mary I so wish I lived in CAL. looks like you guys are having so much fun... My sunflowers are only 5 inches tall so far....have a good Sunday afternoon


  2. That ice display is marvelous!!! Wish I could see it in person. Thanks for sharing...
    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  3. The Ice Museum is absolutely breath taking!!
    Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing it with us and thanks so much fro hosting!!


  4. I've had your button on my sidebar for a few weeks and I also put your link under my post and it still won't let me link up! What am I doing wrong?

  5. That ice museum is gorgeous - never seen such pretty items! I want to share my "patio reveal" at Boogieboard Cottage, but i am not able to because the rules must have changed about my link party link....(sad face)...hope you have a fantastic week! hugs. tracie

  6. those ice sculptures are phenomenal! looks like a wonderful way to enjoy a summer weekend :) thank you for being such a gracious linky party hostess ~diane

  7. Thanks for posting the OC Fair photos!! I think I rather "do the fair" by looking at your pictures, than joining the crowd of people that go each year! I LOVE the Ice Museum!!

    Take care, Sue

  8. As Hot as it is here in Missouri we could use a few ice Museums. It looks so cool

  9. Oh would I love to go there with you. First of all I love fairs, and I love gardens. I would love to see the veggies growing and oh my the sunflowers! Sooooo beautiful. I'm sure by then you were ready for a cool place to visit and the ice museum is stunning. The colors and the shapes. To bad such beautiful art has to melt. Thanks for sharing your visit. Also many thanks for hosting MM.

    The French Hutch

  10. Hi Mary!...We are having a Kitty Cat Linky Party to celebrate Baby Kitty's birthday this Friday! Bring your babies and come on over!...hugs...Debbie

  11. I just tried to link up with you and have in the pass for several parties but this time I'm not getting to for some reason.
    Thanks Lisa

  12. Those ice sculptures are amazing! Thanks for hosting!