Color on our street
So we drove up through Pisgah Forest to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Surprisingly enough, the amount of color didn't change very much as we gained altitude. The trees were about the same. But the mountains were gorgeous as they always are.
[NOTE: I have no idea why these photographs are so dark on Blogger.]
A view of the mountains from the Blue Ridge Parkway
We drove up to Mt. Pisgah and found a larger than usual crowd for a week day. It seems the top of the tower was going to be replaced that day and folks were waiting to see the helicoptor hovering and placing the tip. The winds were extremely high that morning so the people had waited in vain. The tip would not be placed that day.
Mt. Pisgah, a favorite for hiking and camping
We went inside the Pisgah Inn. While we didn't eat there this day, it is one of our favorite breakfast spots. We try to get up there often when it is open. Great food at a good price and a panoramic view of the mountains.
I took a picture of this bench for our fisher/birder blogger friend up in MN. Even Baron would be allowed to sit on this one.
So we will wait for the color, just like we wait every fall. I'll bring you some photographs of the changes.