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Parkway Rocks

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rocks-2Most people drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway enjoying the view of trees and foliage especially during the season of Fall. And while this is part of the splendor of the Parkway, there is another aspect that many people miss during their drive.

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A Cloudy Day

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While the sun is great, driving the parkway on a cloudy day is very interesting because the clouds
provide a canopy of new colors and sounds. The mist of soft rain falling presents a melody of sounds
that we normally do not hear on a sunny day. The canopy of trees that the drive goes under in a mist
of rain and clouds darkens the hues of greens, golds and reds this time of year. The air is cooler on a
cloudy day in fall setting the tone for a peaceful ride along the parkway. As always during the fall, the
leaves are beginning to drop to the ground softly and the ones remaining are starting to gain more color
as peak season slowly approaches the Asheville area of the parkway.

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Fall on the Parkway

Picture is from Overview next to the turn off into Mount Mitchell State Park.

The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler. Some local areas in Asheville have leaves that are beginning to turn color reflecting the beauty of fall that is here. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a great place to be this time of year. The lush green is turning to gold and some trees have orange and red leaves, but the peak of color is not yet here. It is coming to our area and each day brings more fall color to our landscape.

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