Sunrise cascades over the WNC High Country, highlighting bursts of fall color appearing in the area’s lower elevations, as seen from the town of Banner Elk this past Sunday. Standing more than a mile high in elevation, Grandfather Mountain in nearby Linville offers the ideal vantage point to enjoy the entirety of autumn, allowing guests to see the whole season unfold before their eyes into the valleys and foothills beyond. Photos by Todd Bush | bushphoto.com