First Snowfall 2017 – Roanoke VA

Only seven days and (minus) 30 degrees ago today we enjoyed a nice first snowfall here in the mountains of SW Virginia. Just thought I’d drop in with a few random shots of the kiddos making the most of a quick and painless first weather event of the season.

Afternoon path around the house. Always step number one on the shovel list..

Gracie hard at work, grooming the run.. Nothing stops this person. ๐Ÿ™‚

Friend and neighbor, Kendryek Wheeler, padding the drop zone. Because every good run gets a fresh load of powder..

Gracie gets first tracks after tackling limb duty, as it should be. Having been witness to many a satisfied expression over the years, this is one of the best yet..

Nathan hit the drop with speed and launched the old disc time and again – which continues to hold up very well after several years of sub-zero abuse.

Kendryek has no issue launching the sled at full speed. Ever.. The faster the better.

As the day wears on and the trail starts to diminish, it’s time to start hauling in fresh loads from the yard.

Because it only gets faster, or so I’ve heard..

Caleb airing one out in the old sled between maintenance runs and cocoa breaks.

Happened to be out speaking with a neighbor and the angle of light was low and appealing..

Ready for coffee.

Always an exciting time with three teenagers ever-poised and ready for such events, this one was fun while it lasted and was an easy squall to contend with overall.

A couple of days in the 20 degree range provided a welcome extra day or two off from school before climbing back into the 50’s – and even 60’s – by week’s end to clean it all up nicely for the daily commute.

Amazing the difference a few days can make. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for visiting, as always.

Questions or comments? Feel free drop me a line at any time.

backinthesaddle2016Mark Morrow is a Virginia-based amateur photographer, media producer and writer specializing in a variety of commercial and domestic projects. Click here to view more of Markโ€™s work.

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