Blowing bubbles in the summer is great fun! Have you ever tried it in the winter time? Give it a whirl, and you will create some real treasures out at the afforestation area. This is another great Take it Outside – Winter Staycation Outside Safely Challenge for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area fun.
The weather right now is perfect to get some amazing ice bubbles Ice bubbles can be found in nature, and yet between -10 and -25 degrees Celsius there is an opportunity to create your own masterpieces, and ask Mother Nature for her help in the design.
And that’s not all! Take a photograph with the light shining through your new creation, and frame a tree in the round ice bubble frame through your camera lens. What kind of compositions can you make in the forest between ice bubbles and trees?
- 400 milliliters or 1-2/3 cup of warm water which will help the freezing
- 70 milliliters or 1/3 cup of corn syrup to create a thicker bubble skin
- 70 milliliters or 1/3 cup of dish soap for the actual bubble creation
- 15 milliliters or 4 tablespoons of sugar to assist Jack Frost crystallization process
At home mix the liquids and sugar in a small bowl. Freeze for about 1/2 hour. Cooling off your solution will help your family (COVID bubble) have more success when the bubbles land.
Using a straw, blow your bubbles towards a cold and textured surface. Create a frozen bubble castle, or find a unique place to make a miniature frozen bubble snowman in the forest.
Find place which is sheltered from the wind. Tree branches create excellent holders for your creations acting like little bubble stands.
Rather than re-inventing the wheel, we provide to you some links of how to make frozen bubbles. That being said, it would be fantastic to see your new creations. Take a photograph of your personal ice bubble, or ice bubble sculpture, and post it on the Facebook group page Users of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area We would love to see your photos of your adventure!
For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park
For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
For more information:
Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area, George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits
NEW P4G District Official Community Plan
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SE 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)?with map
Facebook Group Page: Users of the George Genereux Urban Regional Park
Facebook: StBarbeBaker Afforestation Area
Facebook for the non profit Charity Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. FriendsAreas
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Twitter: St Barbe Baker Charity Twitter:FriendsAreas
Please help protect / enhance your afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail / e-transfers )Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year). Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers Please and thank you! Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated. Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date! Canada Helps
- Use the UN Decade’s Visual Identity
- Make it your own
- Spread the word about the UN Decade
- Let’s Bring Back Forests
- Let’s Green Our Cities
“To be standing together in a frosty field, looking up into the sky, marvelling at birds and revelling in the natural world around us, was a simple miracle. And I wondered why we were so rarely able to appreciate it.”Lynn Thomson
“Creative expression, whether that means writing, dancing, bird-watching, or cooking, can give a person almost everything that he or she has been searching for: enlivenment, peace, meaning, and the incalculable wealth of time spent quietly in beauty.”