A Last Taste of Autumn Beauty

This fall has not been particularly spectacular color-wise around here, perhaps because of the long, hot summer.  I took the photos below last weekend.  Even if the color is not particularly impressive, the mountains are.  I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful area.

These pictures were taken in Bedford County very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  The Parkway is in the area of the two mountains in the background. 


This mountain is called “Sharp Top.”  It’s neighbor (not in the picture) is “Flat Top.”  This area is known as “The Peaks of Otter.”  The view from “Sharp Top” is incredible on  a clear day. 

How about that cow statue??

The next two pictures were taken at Gross’ Orchard, located at the base of the Peaks.  This area is known as “Apple Valley.” 

I love this peaceful farm scene.  I never imagined that I’d end up living in a neighborhood, I always pictured myself living somewhere like this.

Enjoy your Saturday!  It’s going to be cold here!  We are hosting Supper Club tonight for two couples who couldn’t come this last time.  (Shhhh….. We didn’t invite those who came to the first party!)  I’ll be busy today preparing for the party.   I haven’t cleaned since the last one and my Halloween decorations are still out.  I can’t wait to pull out my turkey collection and to fluff up my house for guests.


  1. Hi Paula, thank you for your nice comments on the wedding I did for my daughter. They loved it and everyone had a blast! The pictures you posted reminds me of Graves Mountain in Syria? Va. My husband surprised me with a weekend getaway there and it was BEAUTIFUL, even though it rained almost all weekend :)Your very lucky to live around such a pretty setting!!

  2. Paula, thanks so much for sharing that touch of fall with us. Living in Swampville USA, we don’t get THAT kind of fall. Soooooo pretty.

  3. I’ve always loved mountain views Paula – those are spectacular. Can you see mountains from your home? The Blue Ridge Mountains are so beautiful.

  4. Forgot to tell you to enjoy your dinner tonite! We are going to a friend’s for dinner – homemade pizza – yumm!

  5. what a gorgeous place to live! i am sad, all our leaves were short lived here, too.

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your participation in thankful thursdays! hope to see you back next week with a few more things!

  6. The mountains are beautiful…how lucky you are! We have hills once you get further west toward Iowa. They are really beautiful.

    You sound like you have a busy day ahead of you. I hope you have a wonderful time entertaining and visiting tonight!


  7. Thanks for the pictures Paula, you live in such a beautiful part of the country. Our leaves are pretty much gone, actually we had snow yesterday.

  8. Have a great time with your guests! I wish I could be in a Supper Club with you! And you ARE lucky to live in such a beautiful area!

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