While the kid was discovering the undeniable pleasures of destroying frozen water, I decided I needed a star made out of twigs. I just had to have one. So I looked around the yard for some twigs, and guess what! I had a pile of lilac branches waiting for spring trellis-making. You snooze you lose lilac branches.
I cut five kind-of-the-same-length sticks. Then I found some wire and wire cutters. Then I made a star. It took about 30 minutes total, including the cutting time and searching for wire time and the monitoring of ice bashing time.
I like it so much. I like it so much that I invited it inside. I took down a painting, and hung up that superstar. But that effer was filthy, and it dirtyfied my wall. Nature, why you gotta be like that? So I put it on the porch to let it think about what it did. It might have cried.