The Sound of Children Laughing

That’s Pampa (moi) doing my obligatory snow angel. Ain’t pretty, but it’s effective.

Today, we had the first real snow in more than a year. Last winter’s output was a couple of 1-inchers, which hardly count as snow at all. Today, the sleds, skis and snowman expertise came out. And I took my camera out to record some of it.

Most of these photos are in Wasena Park and on the sledding hill above Memorial Avenue in Roanoke. The order of the day was children laughing. What a wonderful sound.

Parents gathered at the top of the sledding hill
A good-sized crowd was sledding or watching today.
Some decided their time would be best spent building snowmen(women).
The kids got to pose with Frosty.
Dad and the kid had a wreck.
Dad and son in a snowball fight. Dad has the shield.
Struggling back up the hill (the hard part of sledding).
Lean on me, when you’re slip-sliding …
Cross country skiing with a Labradoodle motor.
This was her first snowman and it was a good one. Even the dog loved it.
Wasena Park was peaceful in the snow.

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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.