Fort Bragg is geographically the largest Army post in the US because of the massive area of firing ranges and parachute drop zones. Our route to the Fort Bragg gate entrance took us right through these wide-open spaces. And while driving in the morning at sunrise, and the evening at sunset (typical work hours for the military), the view was even more beautiful.
The first autumn we lived there, I drove to work and passed a blooming cotton field. The next day, I remembered to bring my camera and pulled over to take pictures. The expansive white, evenly-spread fluff, reminded me of a Nebraskan snowfall. It satisfied my longing to see white covering the ground at the beginning signs of winter.
Not more than a few weeks later, I got my wish! Several inches of snow fell, shutting down the area for 2 days. Of course, the military still had to work. My husband drove us to the base and as the car was moving, I rolled down my passenger window and snapped this photo of tall, North Carolina pines dusted with a sparkling layer of snow.
Here in New Jersey, I keep looking up at the sky, wondering when this year’s first snow will come, wondering what’s accumulating in those white clouds. And that’s when I noticed. The purest, whitest, thickest, never-ending blanket imaginable. Not below my feet, but above my head!
*I found some other amazing snow pictures at this blog, Puzzle Pieces, click here.