Light show: A stunning sunrise steals the scene at the always gorgeous vantage from the Chimneys in Linville Gorge Wilderness
Field of dreams: The serene shades of the Blue Ridge Mountains contrast with harvest season’s vibrant palette at Matney, outside of Valle Crusis.
’Round the bend: The engineering marvel that is Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway, in a color scheme befitting its grandeur.
Fallen glory: Passing out of peak leaf season, a colorful carpet builds at Crab Tree Falls Trail.
With the flow: A serene cascade, dappled by a canopy of yellow, at an isolated spot in Grandfather Ranger District
Rainbow road: A morning mist gently softens the hues on a stretch of US 221 in caldwell county.
Fire sky: Sunrise at the Rough Ridge Overlook on Grandfather Mountain, as the clouds melt into ripples of amber.