The set up you see below was initiated at 5:00 a.m. I shot the first photo at about 9:00 a.m. and the second at 1:00 p.m. It was all gone, cleaned up, and the water evaporated by the time I went home at 5:30 p.m.
It really is a dry heat though.
|9:00 a.m. and the ice sculpture is melting at a pretty good pace|
|A camera was set up to track it's melting progress|
The temperature outside rapidly climbed between 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. and the warm sun quickly reduced the
ice cactus from a recognizable sculpture to a stump