The past couple of weeks we’ve had snow on the ground the entire time. It started while Souren was here, which made skating on ice on top of pavement seem a little more realistic. And then the snow just kept on coming. I think it snowed a little bit each day since February 11.
Last night we got another inch or two, but the weather was warming up. On the way to church this morning we barely needed gloves. The pavement in the courtyard behind our building, which was buried in snow just last night at 11pm, is now nearly bare.
But we had fun nonetheless. Earlier in the week, Cate went sledding down the artificial hill in our local mall (see the photo here). But yesterday (Saturday) we got the real thing and went sledding at the Frederiksberg Have. Some people hurtled themselves down the terraced hillside: steep, flat, steep, flat, steep, gradual. We went for the slightly less crazy but longer hill, though we still had to steer around people who were walking up the hill smack in the middle. I swear many Danes have no spatial sense. Not a few people were knocked over. Our hill had an added thrill. If you couldn’t stop in time, you would launch out onto the ice of the canal. While it was thick (more than 1-inch), it was thawing and probably wouldn’t hold you.
We’ve got more photos up on Flicker.