Rainer skating on his masterpiece.
We donated our wooden play structure to a shelter this summer and he instantly noticed that this would enlarge the available yard space for the rink. (He is currently of the opinion that we could wrap the whole yard in rink, even the 1.5m wide strip of yard on the north side of the house. He says, “We’d just need to cover the side walk with carpeting…it’d be safe…the postal carrier would still deliver the mail…”)
The little islands of snow around trees are wonderful – they provide little paths for wandering if you’re in a meandering mood when skating and when we’re playing tag…oh, the perfect getaway dodges.
It was so wonderful we had to light it with overhead strings of coloured lights. It’s like our own little festival every night.
We have very little space to put the snow, though. Think about it – we shovel our yard as well as our walkways and stairs.