Parkway Perch: Great Color

photo of the week for Thursday, 2012, October 18
Photographer: Randy Johnson

Great fall color flows into the valley from below Grandfather Mountain on the boardwalk viewpoints of the Blue Ridge Parkway's Tanawha Trail. This part of North Carolina's Mountains-to-Sea Trail winds along the side of the mountain, far below the peaks but way above distant valleys.

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The blend of color that moves diagonally across the photo there is absoultey stunning. Those blues and greys in the light sky developing into that aquamarine green before blossoming into the autumnal reds and greens of the near hillside... I love it.