Monday, October 11, 2010

Autumn Leaves in the Southern Appalachain Mountains


Yes, to the leaf lookers. It is time to drive into the Southern Appalachian Mountains.  I'm thinking peak may come as soon as October 13th but no later than October 20th. The vistas in the far western North Carolina and north Georgia Mountains will be lovely through the end of the month.  

Great Smoky Mountains
National Park Service
Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains are a breathtaking sight, especially in fall when the mountain foliage turns to radiant shades of crimson, orange, and purple. Nestled between North Carolina and Tennessee, the most-visited national park in the United States is home to 100 species of native trees with an awesome display of turning leaves. Peak fall foliage travel is predicted for early October through early November; the most memorable colors coming courtesy of sugar maples, scarlet oaks, sweetgums, red maples, and hickories.


Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your photos of the fall foliage are splendid. I can imagine how beautiful it is on Cherry Mountain. You are so fortunate to live in the middle of such splendor. I look forward to hearing your read at Coffee with the Poets.

Nancy Simpson said...

Thanks Brenda Kay, I do not know when there has been a more beautiful Autumn.

Glenda Council Beall said...

Autumn has become my favorite time of the year. I never tire of seeing the colors of the changing trees on the mountains.
All around my house the woods are flaming with golds, oranges, reds and shades in between.
The drive over to Sylva, City Lights Books, today was gorgeous.

Joan Ellen Gage said...

Lovely photos, Nancy! I am a bit errant in reading blogs that I follow.

Hope all is well!