I love fall weekends! There is something about the way the chill in the early morning air melts into the warmth of the afternoon. There is also something special about the way that the sun's light illuminates the glorious colors that are found all around.
This past weekend our family traveled for the day to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway once again for some sightseeing and a picnic. I can't think of any better way to celebrate a fall weekend than time spent together enjoying God's creation. I thought I would share just a few of the pictures that I took of our drive.
The trees are just beautiful when clothed with fall colors.
This is my husband's favorite part of the parkway.
Everyone loves a picnic!
Who could resist a little shopping?
We had to visit Ben Long's fresco painted on a little country church's wall.
Isn't the church absolutely beautiful?
We have been studying Michelangelo's art and fresco painting. When you home school, every trip becomes a field trip.
When your hobby is photography, everything becomes a photograph.
I love the cross against the blue sky.
Every trip to the mountains has to include some exploring.
Isn't it amazing how a little trickle of water...
...can turn into a beautiful waterfall?
Michelangelo could not have painted a picture as lovely as this.
Stopping in Hickory to have dinner with my nephew was a great ending to a perfect day.