The first signs of autumn setting in on the trees of northern Georgia brought on by the cool and crisp air made for the perfect time to spend around a fire with a beer in hand for a night. With the moon bright and not a cloud to be found, the sky was a profound sight from the reaches of city lights. Luckily, there was not a breath of wind, allowing me to use the lake as a mirror for a few shots to stream the stars in one of the pictures above. Next time, I will try to remember my light filters to hopefully capture the Milky Way more crisply. Not only were we blessed with a beautiful night sky, the morning brought a clear sky painted with soft blues and pinks as well as a wisp of fog rising from the mountain lake. Could not of asked for a better way to sit by the warm fire and enjoy some skillet-made breakfast to begin the day's explorations!