Spruce-fir forest beneath a clearing storm, Blue Ridge Pkwy

Spruce-fir forest beneath a clearing storm, Blue Ridge Pkwy

Ferns along Appalachian Trail, Beauty Spot Bald

Ferns along Appalachian Trail, Beauty Spot Bald

Autumn morning, Hemphill Bald, Great Smokies

Autumn morning, Hemphill Bald, Great Smokies

Setting sun in autumn haze, Unaka Mtn. Wilderness

Setting sun in autumn haze, Unaka Mtn. Wilderness

Winter woods, Cherokee National Forest

Winter woods, Cherokee National Forest

Morning rays above Spivey Gap, Cherokee NF

Morning rays above Spivey Gap, Cherokee NF

Cumulus clouds over Pisgah NF

Cumulus clouds over Pisgah NF

Sunset in the Roan Highlands

Sunset in the Roan Highlands

Sunstar over the Unaka Valley, Unaka Mtn. Wilderness

Sunstar over the Unaka Valley, Unaka Mtn. Wilderness

Autumn fields and woods, Black Balsam area, Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Autumn fields and woods, Black Balsam area, Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Northwest view from Craggy Gardens, Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Northwest view from Craggy Gardens, Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Winter dawn, Big Bald Mountain

Winter dawn, Big Bald Mountain

Distant Bald Mtns. from Mt. Mitchell

Distant Bald Mtns. from Mt. Mitchell

Purple sky above the Tennessee Blue Ridge, Cherokee NF

Purple sky above the Tennessee Blue Ridge, Cherokee NF

Cumulus cloud at sunset from Mt. Pisgah, Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Cumulus cloud at sunset from Mt. Pisgah, Blue Ridge Pkwy.

Last light in the Unaka Valley

Last light in the Unaka Valley

Sunset from Horseback Ridge, Cherokee NF

Sunset from Horseback Ridge, Cherokee NF

Valley fog below Beauty Spot Bald

Valley fog below Beauty Spot Bald

Rime ice and winter sky, Cherokee NF

Rime ice and winter sky, Cherokee NF

Setting moon over Erwin

Setting moon over Erwin