Autumn in the Mountains

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One of the nice things about living in eastern Tennessee is that autumn in the mountains can be spectacular. There’s no guarantee of course — Mother Nature is going to do what she wants when she wants to do it. There have been years when the autumn colors are muted and quite frankly, drab. But there are other years during which the colors on the mountains take your breath away.

My Beautiful Bride and I try to go on a ‘leaf-hunting’ trip every year. We usually make a loop — going through the Smokies over Newfound Gap, and coming the other way over the Cherohala Parkway.

The picture above was taken along the Cherohala Parkway connecting North Carolina and Tennessee several years ago. We hope we are as fortunate this year.

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10 Responses to “Autumn in the Mountains”

  1. Dayphoto Says:

    WOW! One thing about your color is the vibrant reds and hot oranges. We only get yellows, browns, dark rust, and gold. Stunning!

  2. rhiebert Says:

    This is a gorgeous scene. I hope you get equally as beautiful sights this year.

  3. Jeevan Says:

    It looks like a huge flame to feel awe. Hope this autumn to you get to enjoy those colors. Take care

  4. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    This is simply gorgeous!!

  5. suz Says:

    Fall is really showing off in your neck of the woods. LOVE!!

  6. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Oh that color! Thank you for sharing. We don’t get that much color here.

  7. Sartenada Says:

    Hello George.

    What a wow-photo. Colors are flaming! Thank you.

    Have a good day!

  8. Betsy Says:

    Gorgeous picture from Cherohala…


  9. Lrong Says:

    Wow, brilliant colors!!

  10. Diane Says:

    Love to know your exact route from Fairfield Glades through Cherohala Parkway.
    we are visiting this October and want to follow in your leaf peeping footsteps!

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