A Day in the North Carolina Mountains

Last weekend my daughter Elizabeth and son-in-law Jack treated us to a beautiful day in the mountains of North Carolina. We drove up into the mountains, marveling at the fall colors. It seemed that a new magnificence greeted us as we rounded each bend in a very winding road. Whatever the factors that bring out the fall colors, they seem to have all contrived on that day to make the best showing of the season.

Let me share just a few images:

One of the many high points of the trip was a visit to Looking Glass Falls in the Pisgah National Forest.

It is about 60 feet high. Jack told us that when he was a boy he swam in the waters below the falls. That surely must have been fun; what a great memory…for him and for us.

About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in Stallings, NC with his wife, in close proximity to six of his eight grandchildren.
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6 Responses to A Day in the North Carolina Mountains

  1. bittster says:

    Sounds like a great day and great company. What beautiful scenery to have right there practically in your backyard.


  2. Cathy says:

    Beautiful autumn colours John! Our trees are mostly bare now – I always think it is a shame that their moment of glory is so short-lived. Good to hear you could see the colours at their peak!


  3. Exploring NC says:

    beautiful pictures!


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