My World: Autumn in the Smokies

Chimney Tops overlook, Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. October 19, 2010.

This is my post for the My World meme.  It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, and Fishing Guy.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Last Tuesday Betsy and I drove Newfound Gap Road through the Smokies and part of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.  We were on our way to Maggie Valley, North Carolina, but we took advantage of every opportunity to stop and enjoy the colors.

We had an absolutely gorgeous day, with bright sunshine and blue skies.  The colors may not have been at their peak, but they were close to it.  The picture above was taken at the Chimney Top overlook in Tennessee.

Webb Overlook, Newfound Gap Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina. October 19, 2010.

As we headed down the mountain in North Carolina after passing Newfound Gap, we stopped at the Webb Overlook, where the trees were mostly yellow and orange.

Balsam Mountain, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina. October 19, 2010.

Later in the afternoon we left the Blue Ridge Parkway to drive to Balsam Mountain, where we took a short hike to an overlook.  We found these beautiful colors along the trail.

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23 Responses to “My World: Autumn in the Smokies”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Such pretty colors and such fantastic weather! Thanks for sharing your drive with us.

  2. diane Says:

    Smashing colours in your world made all the brighter by the blue sky.

  3. Becky Says:

    Beautiful …. the colors are breathtaking!!! Photography is perfect!!!!

  4. Darla Says:

    As I commented on Betsy’s blog, I love the variations of fall color…beautiful.

  5. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Hello. I came to your site from Mildred’s. Thank you for sharing the beautiful fall colors in Tennessee. Your first photo brought nice memories. My husband and I hiked to the top of Chimney Tops in 2001. GSMNP is beautiful. We hope to return some day. Have a great Tuesday!

  6. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Wish I were there.Our color is all gone and the rain last night will have taken care of any remaining leaves.
    Blessings,Ruth

  7. Linda G. Says:

    Gorgeous colors! A lot of our leaves are falling. What we are left with on the trees are the brown and burnt orange leaves.

  8. Neal Says:

    Those are gorgeous George. It was even prettier in person.

  9. Susie Says:

    Oh how I love that area George. Makes me wish I could be there right now.

  10. bertN Says:

    Beautiful! I wish I were there. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Judy Says:

    Beautiful colours! Most of the leaves around here are on the ground now, so it is a joy to see the leaves still on the trees!

  12. busy bee suz Says:

    I can’t get over the beautiful contrast of the blue and orange/red!!!!
    Gorgeous.

  13. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a beautiful autumn world you have, George! Such lovely colors! And your photos are superb as always! Thanks for sharing your world! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

  14. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I must say I have a hard time chosing a favorite! The gold tree looks almost gilded. But I love the first of the colors on the mountain!

  15. Loren McGhee Says:

    What beautiful colors! God has blessed us w such Beautiful Seasons & when the colors change in the Fall… it just takes my breath away!!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  16. Reader Wil Says:

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and stunning colours! When the sun shines the leaves look like gold!
    Thanks also for your visit.

  17. Tricia Says:

    Beautiful beautiful colors, indeed, and that sky is an awesome blue! Bravo!

  18. EG Wow, Canada Says:

    WOW! The leaves are spectacular!

  19. Kathy Says:

    Breathtaking!

  20. ewok1993 Says:

    your world is so colorful and so gorgeous.

  21. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful shots. The colors of autumn are very cool.

  22. MaryBeth Says:

    Oh my George, those colors are so beautiful they take ones breath away.

    I am glad you all finally got some rain. I told you I’d sent some of ours your way. LOL MB

  23. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    The tree leaves are so beautiful this year. I miss those colors.

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