Another Memorable Christmas Morn

Here’s Roanoke in the Christmas snow.

Christmas with my friend Susan is always such a joy and today’s was no exception. She came over for breakfast and upon arrival walked in on me talking Facetime with my son and grandkids. They opened my presents to them and that compounded the good feeling.

Oz was over the moon over his laser tag set and Maddie really liked her bomber jacket.

Usually, Susan and I take off for the woods on Christmas day, but it was so cold outside (30 degrees with a brisk wind and frozen snow) that we decided to drive up to Mill Mountain and shoot some photos of the rare Christmas snow. Good move, as you can see.

Hope you have had as good a Christmas as we have.

The Mill Mountain star in the snow.
Susan and I at the Mill Mountain overlook.
This was breakfast.
I’m holding Susan’s stocking.
My modest little tree is fine with me.
Coffee and a view.
Pampa at the stove: a common scene.
Susan and I ready to dig in.
Susan gave me these wonderfully appropriate messages.
I really should decorate this Japanese cherry tree. Maybe next year.
Pampa Claus.
“Susan, my butt’s cold. Shoot the picture.”
Loving the snowy woods.
Susan strikes a rocky pose.
A walk in the woods.

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Dan Smith is an award-winning journalist in Roanoke, Va., and a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. He is an author, photographer, essayist, father and grandfather. Co-founder of Valley Business FRONT magazine and founder of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. On Advisory Board of New River Voice.

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