Now here’s a bit of holiday fun, brought to us by last week’s Icepocalypse. It’s a remarkably simple recipe: first, coat the whole area with a thick layer of ice, to the point where the normally sproingy trees in North Texas touch the ground. Spread more ice along the sidewalk underneath the trees, and freeze solid. In the morning, let natural ground heat melt the sidewalk ice, and sunlight and wind ablation remove the ice from the trees. After a few hours, the branches rise, taking the ice with it and making ice plates. Light at night with standard Christmas lights and serve before normal Texas temperatures return.