Running free is such a treat!
This is the only dam in which the girls can actually run up and down the dam itself. They love it. And we love it because they get such good exercise and spend a really quiet afternoon.
Ellie loves to sniff the wind and smell those wonderful autumn smells.
The fall color at the lake is past peak but beautiful nonetheless.
And how was the color on parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday? White. It was all white around Craggy Gardens. Rime ice covered the forest. (Rime ice is ice that forms on the trees or roads from water droplets in the fog.) In the mountains you always hope that you will see the ice on the trees before you feel your car slide in the invisible (black ice) rime ice on the road.
Above photograph from the Asheville Citizen-Times taken by Bill Sanders.
Our quote for the week comes from Pulitzer Prize winner Edwin Way Teale:
Change is a measure of time, and in the autumn time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change.
Someone said that our time here is not a dress rehearsal. This is it. Make the most of it. Now.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE. FULL OF LIFE AND LOVE