Thursday, October 21, 2010

First Colors of Fall

Well it's here. October is here and at this point, almost past. This is probobly my favorite time of year. I am originally from Asheville, NC and this is the time of year where you wake up in the morning and see a touch of frost on the ground and your breath in the air. This is also when the leaves change their colors and depart for the season.

WNC is famous for it's Fall colors. The roads get crowded with tourists and sometimes getting around is a hassle, especially when when you are trying to get to some of the same places that they are headed. This is why you have to get up early and hope the weather cooperates with your agenda.

This little trip I was lucky to enlist the company of my sister, Kelly. She actually got up a little before me and got me out of bed. We were out of my Dad's place by 4:45 in the morning which is well before those Florida plates start becoming a fixture on mountain roads.

I really enjoy hanging out with my sister. She makes the time go by a little faster and we always have a few good laughs. She was a trooper this day. At our first stop it was brisk to say the least and the wind moving in a hasty fashion. We were able to squeeze a few star shots in as we looked over Asheville on our way West into Haywood County.

These were taken on Sunday, October 17th. By my gross estimation the peak of the season will be this following week and the week after. We will see.

On to some pics!

Looking East over Asheville from the Blue Ridge Parkway:


Looking back over Asheville:

More Starfields:

Morning Light into Waynesville, NC:

Waynesville from The BRP:

Haywood County:

Morning Fog:

The colors start to show:

It's sad that this happens to trees, but it does make for interesting pictures:

Another dead tree:

On the way back to the house we also ran it to some vertically challenged horses:

This horse happened to be of normal stature:

Well, I think that is about it for right now. I'll continue to try to keep this updated as much as I can stand. :)
I hope everyone enjoys the season. Get out and enjoy it!

(Thanks for coming along Kelly!)



  1. You should stop just taking photos as a hobby. These are not just pictures. They are art. They would seriously sell. You could have a whole new career. LOVE them. Awesome.

  2. OH but would that carrer pay??

    Hopefully things will settle out this coming year so I can concentrate more on doing this and work my normal 9 to 5 (It's actually 6 to 6, but whatever).

    I would love to do things like this full time but I'm sure over time a lot of the novelty would wear off.

    I'll continue to work at it though and we'll see what happens!

    Thanks again!

  3. i really love everything about fall. i love the star pictures here too. i'd love to go north a bit and see the autumnal sights. too bad we don't get much of it here.