Spectacular Color along the Parkway

With the late cool weather and the first frost, combined with five inches of badly needed rain, the trees have finally decided to show their stuff, especially along the Blue Ridge Parkway from Linville Falls to Grandfather Mountain. After the passing of a cold front, the Carolina Blue sky was as blue as I’ve ever seen it, with not a cloud in sight. Low humidity intensified the hues, and made visibility limitless. It was Wednesday, October 23rd, and there was certainly no shortage of mid-week “Peepers” out to marvel at nature’s annual extravaganza. A little Vivaldi for background made for a perfect three-dimensional, super High Definition, sensory experience.

maplesSugar Maples at Linville Falls Community

linville homesVacation homes at Linville Falls

linville wallWestern Mountains of Linville Gorge at 3,500 feet…

Linville RiverLinville River from the Parkway bridge…

East ViewLooking east from 4,000 feet…

Lake 1Grandfather Mountain from 4,500 feet with Grandmother Lake…

Parkway CruisingCruising beneath Grandfather…

linn cove viaductToward Linn Cove Viaduct…

boulder fieldGrandfather Boulder Field above the Viaduct…

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boulder colorRough Ridge Trail above the Parkway…

Rock People

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grandmotherSouthern horizon toward Linville Gorge peaks…

ridgesView toward northeast from Linn Cove…

This two minute video will give you a three dimensional sensation of cruising on the Parkway…

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Spectacular Color along the Parkway

  1. Pingback: Just a thought for this month of Changing colours in Western Europe | From guestwriters

  2. The leaf colors are spectacular……I think I mentioned before that Fall was my favorite time of the year when growing up in WV…………..mountains were beautiful, just like these.  Thanks for the photos.Patsy

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