Some call them "leaf peepers" and some call them "leaf lookers." Lookers or peepers, tourists fill our mountains this time of year to see the Autumn color. It's great for our little town which relies heavily on tourism. It's not always so great for those of us who live here year round.
We are blessed to live in our own quiet community, away from the busy highways. While we travel through the mountains during the week, we don't often leave our community on weekends. And we find plenty of color right here. Plenty of breath-taking distant mountain views a short distance from our house.
The following photographs were taken right in our community, away from the crowded highways. The colors are very nice right now. Next week will bring the peak of the color to our area. It's true...life really is better in the mountains.
Now, if we can get the rain and wind to hold off for a week or two...