Top: Elk River Road; what a ride down and out!! ...It is an awesome 1200 foot drop off the Parkway. Harrowing (with switchbacks galore...) and absolutely fun; it ends in gravel!! Sky views: A stripey sky (below) and the quiet of mountain ridges that speak peace (above.) Middle: A wonderful old house full of texture with a very very old fireplace and a gently sloping field of flowers and pine trees. What color! What an invitation to romp! I'm sure, here, the deer, rabbits and the like have found a hideout and a place to frolic.