As readers of the blog are probably aware, Brigette likes all things space-related. Especially pleasing is the fact that since we’re two miles into the forest, we don’t have city lights affecting our view of the night sky. We’ve seen the band of the Milky Way and the sky filled with multitudes of stars almost every night this week, and we’ve also been watching the Holmes Comet as it explodes.
We really shouldn’t be able to provide reports on fall foliage this late in the season…but here we are. What a wonderful Autumn we’ve been having! Several trees are still ablaze with color. Although a brief wind storm earlier this week led to a serious increase in bare branches, we’ve seen some really brilliant explosions of bright colors on the remaining leafy trees at our elevation due to some cool mountain nights.
News concerning the Blue Ridge Parkway from our friends at the McDowell Tourism Development Authority: