LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Monday, October 19, 2015

Great Views


Yes, it's Autumn along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  And the colors are gorgeous again.  We rarely have to do more to entertain our guests than feed them a hearty breakfast and drive through the mountains.

On one particular day the long-range views were as good as I've seen in years.  Perhaps it was due to the heavy rains we had recently.  Or the chilly Autumn weather.  But whatever the reason, it was wonderful to see distant peaks frequently obscured by the blue haze that names our Blue Ridge Mountains.  Gorgeous fluffy clouds filled the sky as we enjoyed our mountains once again.  (You may want to click to enlarge the photographs)

Looking Glass Rock stands out prominently




 The clouds cast shadows on the mountains.

No matter how often we drive through the mountains, and no matter how well we know each peak, the thrill remains.  Nature at its best.

14 comments:

Carolina Linthead said...

Oh my! You did catch a splendid day! Thanks for sharing...I miss those drives so very much.

robin andrea said...

Oh wow! I see why people make this journey to your beautiful mountains. The view is truly magnificent.

Arkansas Patti said...

That is probably one of the most scenic drives in the US. So glad you had a great day for it. Too often seem I catch either fog or clouds when on that splendid road.

KB Bear said...

I've never been there so I am very grateful to you for sharing your photos and thoughts about it with me. The colors do look glorious! I bet that your guests loved their visit!

Ms. A said...

Gorgeous images! Wish I was there!

Andrea said...

I fully believe you, indeed they are great views. I am so envious because you always have them yearly while i haven't seen, smell, touch, experience autumn!

Tara Crowley said...

you live in gorgeous country. I'll always have fond memories of my drive from Mt. Airy to Asheville. At the end of October, no less. I've never seen anything like it.

Your photos are beautiful. So clear!

Patsi said...

Stunning ! Still haven't visited NC. It's on my bucket list.

KGMom said...

What lovely views. You are privileged to live in such a place.

The Bug said...

Glorious!

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful pictures! I need to take myself up to the Parkway . . .

Cheryl said...

Stunningly beautiful. I would never tire of seeing such views.
Thank you for sharing them with us............

Ginnie said...

You live in one of the loveliest areas of our State. I am always in awe when I visit that area. Lucky you and Lucy !

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh those views are so lovely - thank you for sharing them with your readers.

All the best Jan