Since my sickness put a damper on our fall mountain weekend and kept us from hiking or playing in leaves, we decided to at least drive home via the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy some sights. And boy was it worth it. The sun was in and out, and these photos which were mostly taken from a moving mini-van don't do it justice. But it was a lovely couple of hours.
Clara did this: (which is why there was no stopping of the mini-van, obviously)