We are really being pummeled with an old-fashioned, cold winter. Cleveland could be Alaska at this time of year – at least in terms of sunshine. We get very little. But if we are going to have cold, grey skies, then at least let’s have some snow to play in!
We decided to plan our winter party, despite the frigid temperatures because in a week or two it could be gone. I told our guests to dress for the weather (highs of 17 during the day.)
The yard was prepared by my husband, who always executes my entertaining ideas without complaint. Actually, the yard is his domain, so he prepared it the way he wanted it prepared.
The hill isn’t big. The advantage is that you don’t expend much energy walking up. With the frigid temps you can glide a long way. Throw in a couple of snow ramps and it makes for hours of fun. (Except for the old guys who think they can still go off the ramps….)
I love our toboggan from L.L. Bean! I really should sew a cushion for it….
The party started at 6:00. My night shots are lousy, so you won’t see the luminaries my husband placed along the walkway. And you can only catch the shadows of the skaters on the rink.