LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Road to Pretty Place

Wednesday's post gave you views from the chapel at Pretty Place, and the chapel itself.

But the drive to get to Pretty Place affords some spectacular views of the autumn color as well. These pictures do not give justice to the beauty, since you cannot feel the crisp fall air and turn yourself around to catch a panoramic view. So add images of birds singing, squirrels romping through the leaves, and a sense of well-being to these photographs to approach the real beauty.





















The road to Camp Greenville and Pretty Place runs along a bifurcation of the Southern Blue Ridge Escarpment. The valleys below are as much as 2,00 feet lower in elevation. Much of the area represents a true wilderness. The terrain is not suitable for building, even in today's sophisticated construction industry. For that we can be grateful.

15 comments:

Ruth said...

Your colours have changed from reds to golds. It is heartening to know that the area is to rugged for development.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Carolyn---your colors are tremendous!!! I've said this before but you live in one of the most beautiful areas of the country for sure. I hope to visit Pretty Place someday!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cheryl said...

I was with you in spirit.......I could feel the freshness of the air.......the scenery is stunning, such beauty takes your breath away.....
as ruth says thanks goodness they cannot build there.....

beautiful post.......

jan m said...

Gorgeous color! I will imagine myself there.

Jayne said...

Oh, I could just drive down that road forever..... thanks for taking us along Carolyn!

Corey said...

The photos are fantastic, I missed out on our family's trip to the BRP this year and they're a reminder of why I should strive to never do that again!

Dog_geek said...

Pretty Place, indeed! Those are some spectacular fall foliage pictures! I'm missing the colors already - we don't have much left here but brown and evergreen.

Tina said...

Oh, do enjoy those gorgeous colors for as long as you can..our crispy colors are starting to turn dull and falling fast. We can hardly keep up with all the raking, mulching and bagging! A very beautiful road to Pretty Place!

LauraHinNJ said...

Wow! When can I come for a visit?

KatDoc said...

"Pretty Place." What a perfect name.

I'm telling you, we need a bird festival in your mountains.

~Kathi

Shellmo said...

A great array of colors - I would love to drive that!

The Birdlady said...

Oh, so very beautiful! These bring to mind John Muir's words: "The mountains are calling and I must go." I must get back before the weather gets bad.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks, everyone. The color has been spectacular this season. Now we have only a bit of rust and brown and soon the trees will be bare. But it has been quite a ride.

fishing guy said...

Becky: What a really neat view of the colors of NC.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I went on a hunt for fall this weekend.....here in Boone we have but bare trees left.....well, yellows and browns are still around, too. Can't forget about those :o)