Autum Along The Blue Ridge Parkway~

Believe in yourself, your neighbors, your work, your ultimate attainment of more complete happiness. It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in Autumn. ~ B. C. Forbes

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
~John Muir

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” ~John Muir

There is a harmony
In autumn, and a lustre in its sky,
Which through the summer is not heard or seen,
As if it could not be, as if it had not been!
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

“But I remember more dearly autumn afternoons in bottoms that lay intensely silent under old great trees.” ~C.S. Lewis

“On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels . . .”~ Charles Dickens

“I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ~Author unknown

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  ~John Muir

“Men trip not on mountains, they trip on molehills” ~Chinese Proverbs

“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” ~William Blake

“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” ~Faith Baldwin

“If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved.” ~Maurice Chevalier

“From inaccessible mountain range by way of desert untrod by human foot to the ends of the unknown seas, the breath of the everlasting creative spirit is felt, rejoicing over every speck of dust that hearkens to it and lives”

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Doubly happy, however, is the man whom lofty mountain tops are within reach, for the lights that shine there illumine all that lies below”

~John Muir

“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” ~Theodore Roethke

*Pics taken by my mom and husband.  Mom and niece in pic above.

4 responses to “Autum Along The Blue Ridge Parkway~

  1. More beautiful places. I love to take what I call fall drives to see all the beautiful scenery. I love going to our state parks and walking the trails.


  2. Yes, beautiful. Thanks Sue.


  3. I love the Blue Ridge Parkway. 1968, the year my daughter was born my wife and I spent nearly every day in September having a picnic at Cumberland Knob, NC. We drove from Galax, VA, 7 miles from the Parkway, turned south to picnic and play croquet.

    In what portion of the Parkway were the pictures taken?



  4. Yes, magnificent place. These pics were taken not far from Big Meadows.


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