Typically, this Linville Falls visitor’s center bridge leads to the eponymous Linville Falls. During autumn, it leads to brilliant fall foliage. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Fall color takes on another meaning, as a rainbow forms over foliage near Rough Ridge on the Blue Ridge Parkway this past Sunday morning, Oct. 20. Much of the High Country’s higher elevations are now at peak color, including U.S. 221 near Grandfather Mountain and the Banner Elk area. Photo by Jim Magruder | www.magruderphotography.com