The Painted Valley – Blue Ridge Parkway

Time to photo-blog and bring a little color to these dreary days of winter.

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October 12. The ‘painted’ valley below Linn Cove Viaduct. And Grandfather’s crest shrouded in mystery.

Photo 2

The beauty of Fall on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Stack Rock Creek Bridge, MM305.

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“And autumn’s finest hues of gold and brown
On these steep banks are shed; these whispering trees
Do now forsake the bird that in their leaves
Had found a home, and mournful wait the frost.”


But they do bow down in a blaze of glory.

Photo 4

The crisp October air was filled with the scent of pine and the subtle whisper of falling leaves. As you will see in this video, it was the kind of morning where the mist clung to the valleys like a delicate veil, waiting for the sun’s gentle nudge to lift it.

If you want to see my latest Autumn Drone Video, click the link above and get a ‘birds eye view’ of Beacon Heights, Grandmother Mountain, & from a distance, Linville Gorge. And a delicate veil of morning mist…. ‘

Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.’

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It’s like stepping into a painting. Near Stack Rock Creek Bridge, MM305.

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Celebrate A Good Father’s Good Creation. Drone Video from 3 weeks ago of Grandfather Mountain at link. See what you think.

Screen capture of video.