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Autumn Airby Robert A. Tino
It's not just the altitude making you light-headed and playing with your senses. Are ridges occasionally breaking through an ocean of mists or are mists breaking waves over a sea of ridges? At this vantage overlooking Sugarlands Valley on the road to Newfound Gap, you simply may not trust your eyes. Mother Nature has a field day with perception the closer you get to Heaven. But you can trust the artist's eye as he rolls out this feast of layered color - an autumn buffet splayed out with tones of ripe plum and pumpkin, apple and cranberry, olive and dark leafy greens. There's a chilled bite against your cheek and the breath is unforgettably sharp on the intake as you fill up both heart and soul with Autumn Air.