Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall on the Blue Ridge

The other day, hubby and I decided to take a day trip to one of our favorite places along the Blue Ridge Parkway - Little Switzerland.  This charming place is only open from April through October.  We always try to get there in the fall when the leaves are beautiful.  They also have a wonderful restaurant for lunch and dinner.
 It's charming inside with stone fireplaces and big comfy chairs, places to do puzzles or an old fashioned game of checkers.
 Walking down the road, you come upon little chalets that are rented out seasonally.
 I love this old wooden fences in need of repair.
This was my favorite - an old, rusted bicycle built for two, chained to the side of a small outbuilding.  How I would love that for my yard in my garden somewhere.
 No outing would be complete without a picture of lichen or trees.
 Driving along the parkway was breathtaking.
 And the views were spectacular!
 Along the parkway, are some wonderful old stone tunnels.  We lucked out with no traffic so we could stop to take a picture.
 This was one the prettiest trees at peak.
 And Craggy Gardens where everything does look "craggy" I love the shapes of the branches and will make this into a silkscreen.
 Along with this pretty skyline of trees.
I'm leaving tomorrow morning for upstate New York for my college sorority reunion. Yes, another reunion in New York. Sue, the gal who did the HS reunion last weekend, passed on these nice words - we always think in terms of looking and moving forward; but this evening is the time to look back and relive happy times.  They were happy times for me and I'm looking forward to seeing old friends again.
Have a great week, will have lots of nice pictures to post when I get home.

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