Autumn here in the Smoky mountains is an amazing feast for the senses, and one I look forward to with child-like anticipation every year.
We mostly have trees that turn yellow around our house and a few maples that will be fiery orange by next week.
The dogwoods are still wearing brilliant red leaves -- even after the storms, rain and high winds we had for several days.
Although I love the clear, Carolina blue skies that come with fall, I also love foggy fall mornings, and this morning was just perfect.
I shot the next photos a couple days ago on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Balsam. There were several layers of fast moving fog, and I was able to get some quick shots.
Although pretty much all the color is gone above 4,000 feet, it is still breathtakingly beautiful with plenty of color left below.
I just love these mountains...
...and never grow tired of their ever-changing beauty.
I used a Canon Rebel EOS T3 with a Canon 20mm lens for these shots.