“He found himself wondering at times, especially in the autumn, about the wild lands, and strange visions of mountains that he had never seen came into his dreams.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien

The fall colors in the North Carolina mountains are peak in many places right now.  When the fall color is at peak  I can hear the mountains calling.

Sunday Randy, Maui, and I made a quick day trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway to see and photograph the colorful display.

Our drive took us through Brevard.  Since the morning was foggy, we decided to stop at Hooker Falls on our way.  It had rained heavily the evening before.  This caused a great deal of flow in the waterfall and puddles for shooting reflections.

Hooker Falls

Hooker Falls

On our way to the parkway, I  played around with long exposures while Randy drove.

Curving Right

Curving Right

 

Whizzing By

Whizzing By

 

Sharp Turn

Sharp Turn

Once on the Blue Ridge Parkway, there was so much beauty to behold.  Many were enjoying the gorgeous weather and spectacular colors of the fall leaves.

Mountain and Sky

Mountain and Sky

 

On the Side of the Road

On the Side of the Road

One of the highlights of our parkway experience was watching the clouds dance around Looking Glass Rock.

Looking Glass Rock

Looking Glass Rock

Before heading back home, we made one last stop at  Biltmore.  We wanted to visit Biltmore one more time before the driving pattern there changed.  While in the parking lot of the ticketing office, I found this wonderful tree.  While I was photographing it, magic happened.  One solitary leaf fell from the tree.

One Falling Leaf

One Falling Leaf

What an amazing day enjoying the glorious beauty of the color of fall in the mountains of North Carolina.  Colors are peak now.  I hope you will get out and enjoy the beauty!

 

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

Comments (6)

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    Always look forward to seeing where you’ve been Mary and the great photos you come home with.

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, so much, Dan! I always look forward to your images!

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    My favorite time of year!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      I love fall and spring about equally. The fall colors didn’t seem to last as long this year. It was beautiful while it lasted!

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    “LOOKING FOR COLORS”… you surely found it and let us see it! Miss the fall colors in Israel… thanks for sharing it with me

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, my dear friend!

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