Few people appreciate the extraordinary beauty of the mountains in Spring. As the various trees leaf out, the mountains are filled with the wonderful colors of Spring. Although not as bright as the Autumn foliage, the leaves of Spring are nonetheless spectacular. Especially when fluffy white clouds dance across the sky, making shadows on the mountains.
[Click on the photographs to appreciate the colors]
Cold Mountain, made famous by the book of the same name and infamous by the movie based on the book and the reality television show, "Hillbilly Blood."
Distant view of Looking Glass Rock
A bit more green in a lower elevation
And bare trees as the road climbs higher
We travel the same sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) time and time again and never tire of the views. Like wide-eyed tourists, we stop at lookouts. And take picture after picture. We are indeed blessed that we live so near this amazing National Treasure.