It's always such a pleasure to head to western North Carolina
and spend time surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
We live about 250 miles east of Asheville. Today, the four hour drive
across the state was close to perfect. Traffic was light, the day was cool and
blustery with nonstop bright sunshine and, fortunately, there were still plenty of
colorful leaves clinging to the trees despite an unusual early snowfall just a day ago.
Patches of snow still awaiting the warming rays of the sun could be seen along the
road and on the mountain tops in the distance.
All these pics were taken through the window as we drove west.
I think you can understand the naming of this mountain range - it's truly
a 'blue ridge' across the sky.
Are you a mountain person? Do you feel different when you are surrounded by hills,
peaks and valleys? Do you, like me, think them majestic and magical?