I am falling for Fall! It’s a fleeting season that is so magical. It is my first time experiencing Fall in all its glory and I am on a quest to make the most of this beautiful season. I love the crunch of the leaves, the crisp, cool weather and the beautiful, golden hues of the changing trees. Nature paints its most beautiful painting in vibrant hues of red, yellow and orange.
The best way to see the colors of Fall, go on a scenic road trip. A Vermont trip in the Fall is on my bucket list but for now, I stayed close to home. So for my Fall fixation, we packed the car up and embarked on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Fall in the mountains is a sight not to be missed.
The winding roads on the parkway under a canopy of yellow trimmed trees will beckon you to stop.
“Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullent Bryant
While some trees bid farewell to the season, the landscape was serene and that is the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
With Autumn, the days get short and the air is crisp. It is nature’s way of saying take things slow. Enjoy the short-lived beauty around you.
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Camus
The changing Fall colors and sweeping views kept catching my attention. Just when I thought the day was getting over, this overlook came by and I beamed with joy. I remember saying, I’ve got my bucket list Fall view. This right here was the moment I felt my quest for Fall was a success. There were other cars parked and yet no human sound, just the mountain air and the sun going down. It was another perfect sunset.
“I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived. And when it was time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.” – Dodinsky
The next day it was time to go head back home towards Georgia. But not before a pit stop for breakfast and quick tour of downtown Asheville.
Then there was a waterfall close by calling my name and one can never get enough of waterfalls. Looking Glass Fall in Pisgah National Forest is just off the road and the easiest to get to. No hike needed, just park your car and walk right up to it. It was a sight to see it again, this time around framed perfectly by the yellow leaves.
Came across more picturesque spots in the countryside and we may or may not have trespassed this spot to take a few photos. It was the quickest stop on this trip for the right reasons.
The weekend was getting over but the trip was not. We entered Georgia and behold, Fall colors were at a peak. Stopped at Vogel State Park and the lake just added to the Fall beauty.
I came back home and Fall welcomed me with all its colors. Every day is beautiful by the Chattahoochee River, the river has its moods during different times in the day. I have so much gratitude for this beautiful river that I have the fortune to enjoy. So much so I feel it is my very own.