Sunday Views From the Blue Ridge Parkway
Late Sunday afternoon, the Blue Ridge Parkway was almost deserted. Bears Den Overlook between Linville Falls and Little Switzerland was the perfect place to experience the overcast sunset. The photo above was made at Altamont Pass where the railroad passes under the Blue Ridge through a long tunnel. An apple orchard flanks the roadway, and has been there since before the Parkway was built in the 1930’s. The Apple House, below, has country music on weekends, and great jellies, jams, apple butter, and honey. To get the best effect if you’ve received this post as an e-mail, click on the headline above, and go straight to the blog itself. Once you’re there, you can enlarge the photos for full effect, and you can look at other blog posts that you might have missed earlier.
Another traveler stops to take in the panorama of the Black Mountains from 3,600 feet.