Happy Thanksgiving - Pumpkin patch and haystacks (two photo effect, background blurry)

I finally got to Chimney Rock this fall. It was at its peak color! This is the view from the Opera Box. You can see Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge area for miles and miles.

Chimney Rock with Lake Lure in the background

View from The Pinnacle at Pilot Mountain. You can see miles and miles of the Piedmont area of North Carolina.

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Just visited the place for the first time this week. A great little trip! Right now it’s peak color.

Pilot Mountain in the autumn, notice Hanging Rock State Park in the background

These are female elk grazing in the field beside the Palmer Chapel inside Cataloochee. Wonderful place to go see the elk population that has been reintroduced in this area.

More to come!

Elk in the field beside the Palmer Chapel inside of Cataloochee

Triple Falls is in the Dupont State Forest in North Carolina. If you’ve seen the movie, The Last of the Mohicans, you may recognize the part when Hawkeye and the Mohicans are escorting Cora and others to the fort, up the side of the waterfall.

Triple Falls in the Dupont State Forest (Two upper falls and one lower fall on the Little River)This waterfall was shown in the movie, The Last of the Mohicans.  (The part when Hawkeye and Mohicans are escorting Cora and others to the fort.)

Triple Falls in the Dupont State Forest (Two upper falls and one lower fall on the Little River)

Look for lake and pond reflections this year…. when the wind is quiet, they are usually very pretty. This shot was from a small creek.

Autumn Tree Reflection

Autumn is early this year in North Carolina! If you want to see the mountains in color, make your plans earlier.

This is Graveyard Fields on the Blue Ridge Parkway last week. (There’s a waterfall in the shadows, in the middle of the image.)

Graveyard Fields

This is Looking Glass Rock, a view from the Blue Ridge Parkway in autumn.

Log Hollow Overlook on the Blue Ridge ParkwayLooking Glass Rock in the Background

A different color on pumpkins… nice ceramic decoration. Autumn decorating is so much fun to photograph!

Pumpkin Decoration