Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Blue Ridge Magic

Living in Asheville, NC has so many wonderful things going for it but one of the best in my opinion is the Blue Ridge Parkway which runs right through it. The parkway is a national treasure with breathtaking views everywhere you look. I will go out of my way to take the parkway rather than one of the roads more conveniently located...I never tire of it.
We do many long drives during all seasons but especially the fall with all the brilliant color. This is a culmination of more than one trip this season.

I get a lot of inspiration from the photos I take...I love the layering of mountains and think done in layers of organza would achieve a nice effect.
I also love the bright foliage close in to give it perspective.
I've always had a love affair with trees and this one is magnificent.  I store it in my picture file for trees and yes...there it was...a picture of if taken many times before. I must do something with this someday soon.
Another beautiful vista.....
We hit the highest point on the parkway at 6053 feet...mighty cold up there.

Looking Glass Mountain which does look like glass is always great to see and does stand out because of its odd shape and bald top.
Another fabulous tree for my picture file....

More beautiful vistas.....

Some good color...think we were a little too late on the higher points on the parkway and missed the peak....still pretty though.

The Asheville Water Shed you can see above surrounded by such wonderful mountains.

And 2 different weeks along the parkway...above...you can see the difference in leaf change....It's been nice to get out and some beautiful cool weather and NO news to watch...a nice escape if only for a little while.


  1. Your photos are so peaceful and beautiful! That's one part of the country I haven't had the pleasure of visiting -- maybe one of these years. I can see how those vistas would inspire some quilts.

  2. You are so very fortunate to have these wonderful views to drive through!!! My step daughter/hubby have a home in/near Waynesville and when they visit they are always showing such great pics of their hiking through the woods and other areas. Love those tree pics you've shown today and on other posts!