Last weekend we went to the Smoky Mountains to see the fall colors. We stayed at a cabin along the river in Cherokee, North Carolina where we were simply immersed in fall color. This was the view from the front porch of our cabin in the mornings:
At the higher elevations the peak fall color was already past but along the road between Cherokee, North Carolina and Gatlinburg, Tennessee there were some achingly beautiful places. We kept pulling over onto roadside stops to admire waterfalls tumbling down over the rocks of the mountain. We even took our shoes off and waded around in the freezing cold water of a creek that ran beside the road.
One morning I captured this shot of the mountains.
That white strip in the far background is fog in one of the valleys.