Sunday, October 12, 2008.
It was one of those perfect afternoons. The kind you wish you could hit the “Pause” button on. The weather was between 60-65 degrees, and a jacket felt just right. As we headed further and further up in elevation, the sights were getting more and more spectacular. I was tempted to pull out my camera and just start shooting pics right from the car window, but I’ve tried that before, and my impatience wasted disc space and got me some crappy blurred photos.
So I waited. And it was worth it.
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the colors in the Blue Ridge Mountains quite as brilliant as they were yesterday. They say on the news that a drought brings out more pigment in the trees. I believe them, and am thankful there is at least one upside of this stupid rain famine.
None of us were prepared, though, for what we were going to see as we got up around 5000′ elevation. I’m not kidding when I say that the colors almost hurt your eyes, they were so vibrant.
Words can’t possibly do this trip justice, so I’ll share some of our pics. I wish you guys could’ve been there…
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Needless to say we have plenty of material for our computer wallpaper for a while.