The first day of spring, but a few winter thoughts and sounds can't hurt.
I got a big smile out of a news article about a Swedish Orchestra performing on instruments made entirely of ice. Yes, that's right, I said ice. Strings and woodwinds. Perhaps that be should "icewinds". At anyrate, the performance ran into difficulties when the flute started to melt. Read about it here.
Some pictures of the ice instruments and an audio clip are found here. Amazing.
And if that's not far out enough for you. Here is a link to an attempt to record the sound of ice melting. The 70's. Nuff said.