Sunday, October 14, 2012

an autumn hymn

The groves were God's first temples.
--William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) poet, journalist.

The trees along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Grandfather Mountain are nearly at their peak. Get out this week and gawk!  In some places (for instance, around Price Lake) it seems the peak has passed. But as you can see from the photo above (taken Friday from Rough Ridge), there are patches of bright fall color near the Linn Cove Viaduct -- but notice all the green leaves still awaiting their turn. If you do venture out, I recommend going early -- especially on the weekends. This particular section of the parkway gets crazy starting around 11am. Here's a previous post with links to various destinations in the Grandfather Mountain area.

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