Welcome to JOYFUL REFLECTIONS. Also welcome to JANUARY. Here in Fairfield Glade, January is usually a cold month with some snow!!!! This picture was taken along the Druid Hill Golf Course near our home, one winter in January. HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL!!!!

Monday, November 7, 2022

Our FALL COLORS trip to the Mountains 10/19/22 and 10/20/22

Dear Blog Friends,   Welcome to NOVEMBER.    Our October here in Fairfield Glade was a gorgeous month when it comes to seeing lots of beautiful colors as the leaves changed.  The colors were beautiful here in the Glade --but I always love to see the colors dotting the mountains every year when possible.  SOOOO---On October 19 and 20th we took a short trip to see the colors in those mountains.  First we drove across the Cherohala Skyway (between Tellico Plains, TN and Robbinsville, NC).   We spent the night in Cherokee, NC and that next day we drove across the Smoky Mountains (between Cherokee, NC and Gatlinburg, TN).   Then on the way home --we drove on the Foothills Parkway (between Wears Valley, TN and Townsend, TN).

What a great trip we had seeing colors most all of the way. We were almost too late to see vivid colors on the TOPS of the mountains ---but at the middle and lower elevations,  they were beautiful.   Today I will share 12 pictures (4 from Cherohala,  4 from the Smokies,  and 4 from the Foothills Parkway).  Hope you enjoy them as much as we do!!!!!

Come and take a ride with us along the Cherohala Skyway.



God's Paintbrush along the Cherohala Skyway



My favorites are always the reddish/oranges of Fall (along the Cherohala)



The Fall Colors looking across the lake (along the Cherohala)



In the Smokies the next day;  This one got my attention because of the swirls in the sky.  The  angels must be dancing!!!!!



More pretty sky pictures;  One thing I love about the Smokies is all of the layers and layers of mountains.



The Reds may be gone but I love the yellows and rusts here in the Smokies.



Taken in the Smokies near the top of the mountain (near Newfound Gap)



More colors along the Foothills Parkway (at a lower elevation);  Looking across Wears Valley with  the Smoky Mountains in the distance!



From inside our car,  you can see how pretty our drive was along the Foothills Parkway.



There's one of those orange-ish Maple Trees along the Foothills Parkway.



On more picture showing the glorious Fall Colors along the Foothills Parkway

Hope you enjoyed seeing my pictures on our little trip to see the Fall Colors in the mountains.  I am blessed to have taken this little venture.  Of course I did a lot of Oohing and Ahhhhing... You may have heard me!!!!!!!! ha

I have a group of pictures taken here at home, in our area  which I hope to post soon.  The 'home' pictures are different in that I can show individual trees showing off their colors...  

Hope things are doing GOOD with you and hope you've been able to get out and enjoy the beauty all around you.  

Hugs,

Betsy💝💛💚💕