It's pretty spectacular to be back in Asheville, North Carolina after a summer of traveling. Yes. That, as well as the photo above, means it's fall and the trees are starting to turn in the Blue Ridge. In just a short couple of weeks, the leaves will be gone. So Jason and I took a day off during our second weekend back in town to drive up to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We then headed north.
The first couple of overlooks were great because you could see the fog rolling over some of the mountains. But the further we drove, the higher we climbed and the altitude took us right into the clouds. Literally. We drove in lots of fog, making the overlooks a little pointless. I did manage to capture the eerie haze as we drove on the parkway though, as you can see in many of the photos below.
It also started to rain lightly on us. I liked the effects that made through the windshield. It gave the photograph below spotted blurriness.
I couldn't help but edit the one below to be a bit more stylized. The warmth really puts me in the mood for the fall weather.
Once we got up to Craggy Gardens, a park area along the Blue Ridge overlooking the Craggy Mountains, we knew we wouldn't be able to see any of it's spectacular views. Jason was hopeful though, and stood out in the rain, waiting for the fog to magically clear. It did not. I did, however, get rewarded with the opportunity for this photograph.
I'm grateful to be back in Asheville, and will start to post more about the small city and our lovely artistic happenings soon. In the meantime, check out more of my photography here.