For all my complaining over the heat and humidity around here, I start wondering if it’s all worth it when fall rolls around. Autumn in the Smokies will take your breath away. It’s not without good reason that the color changes along the East coast are so famous — and why songs, poems, books (and blog posts) about its scenery will never stop being written. I know I for once will never cease to be fascinated by the range of jewel tones leaves can take on in the fall around here.
I took this picture at Lake Junaluska Conference Center, not foo far from the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. If you’re looking for a place to admire fall colors, I highly recommend the Parkway.