On New Year’s Day and each frosty morning after, dawn breaks clear and bright across our state, from coastal whitecaps to mountain snowcaps. In North Carolina, the brilliance of a winter sunrise brings the promise of fresh possibilities.
And now, we wait. Will January bring snow, sleet, or freezing rain? Big, fluffy flakes for sledding and snow cream? Or a crystalline coat of ice for every pine bough? In North Carolina, the skies can surprise us.
The white stuff that blankets North Carolina’s slopes during ski season may not be nature-made, but, as one writer discovers, it’s as real and beautiful as the flakes that fall in front yards across the state.