Tree of Life
Craggy Gardens Asheville NC Landscape Photography
A craggy old beech tree shrouded in fog and dressed in it's vibrant autumn colors on the hiking trail at Craggy Gardens along the Blue Ridge Parkway north of Asheville NC. This amazing tree shows the tenacity and resilience of all life in the Appalachian Mountains, growing its roots over bare rocks and overcoming whatever necessary to cling to life in this harsh mountain environment. If trees could talk I would love to sit and listen to this one's stories, I have no doubt it has seen some amazing things over the years.
Craggy Gardens is a very popular hiking spot just north of Asheville NC on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is easy to access and offers stunning scenic landscape views of the Black Mountains and Southern Appalachians in this area.
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