This year the fall leaf color in the Blue Ridge Mountains has been a day to day guess to decide when to drive up there and deal with the traffic. My choice defied the weather forecast and was right and it was wrong. I took my dog Carly with me and she was wonderful – sleeping most of the way, and also willing to get out in the rain to pee and get back in the car to go home. It rained most of the way there, and on the Parkway there was fog with 50 foot visibility, and very hard rain 5 miles later in Blowing Rock. All these shots are on the way home, as the sun started to peak through the clouds.