This has been a wet week, but at least it has cooled down a bit. While Florida is perpetually green season by season, there is a bit of a weather change with the nights cooling down to tolerable temperatures. It makes me nostalgic and makes me miss the changing of the seasons. Fall is magical. These are pics from last year.
We are blessed to be able to retreat to an Appalachian mountain cabin in North Carolina, complete with a huge stone fireplace in the center. It’s in the Pisgah National Forest. It’s not much of a cabin, needs lots of work, but it’s a nice getaway. This is the rocket scientist on the ground with his friend working on the roof. Just wish we had more free time to travel.
The cabin is about ten miles from Waynesville, just outside of Canton, near Asheville. It is three miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The winding road is dotted with waterfalls. Many smaller ones spring out of the side of the mountain and run across the narrow, winding roads. This is a larger waterfall, Looking Glass Falls, on the Pigeon River just south of the cabin on Cruso Road.
There is a slippery mountain river stone down the road where swimmers gather year around for the challenge, but we weren’t brave enough to try it.
The river meanders through the mountain passages around boulders and under fallen trees.
The fall colors set the mountains on fire this time of year. This is the view off the porch of the cabin.
Waynesville has neat little shops where you can pick up local art without paying the Asheville prices.
The people are friendly and the community has a folksy feel to it.
This is about the closest I’ll get to an autumn posting. I look forward to my blogging friends sharing the sights, sounds and smells north of us this season.
Enjoy the fall leaves.
Does your community transition with the seasons?
How do you get your fall fix?