Along the Mountain Backroads
Day 168 of 365
For today’s adventures, I decided to abandon the Blue Ridge Parkway and explore the mountain backroads. I hoped those routes would offer more of the rural scenes that I love to photograph, but I found the countryside to be even more beautiful than I expected. I also found new photography challenges. This flatlander isn’t accustomed to curvy mountain road with extremely narrow shoulders, so there were countless scenes that I didn’t shoot simply because I was too scared to stop. But all the same, I came away with a number of keepers like this shot of a barn in Avery County.