Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Daily Fall Photo: October 25, 2017
Colder weather is really blowing in today! The heavy clouds look like they could hold snow, but it's more likely that we'll see flurries this Sunday. There is still vibrant color around town, though it's mixed in with bare limbs, too. The recent cold temperatures have finally brought some bright [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 24, 2017
An incredibly clear day dawned after a stormy Monday. And we still have leaves! Flood waters had receded in most areas by morning, too. The Blue Ridge Parkway is still prime for leaf-viewing, and these images show vibrant color still displaying on trees near Blowing Rock's elevation. Developing color at [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 23, 2017
Torrential rains led to localized flooding in towns and neighborhoods today. Once the storm broke, however, blue skies were back almost instantly. As many areas had to wait for waters to recede through the evening, it was surprising to see that the heavy rains and winds didn't strip all the [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 22, 2017
Today was a perfect day for a fall festival! The Woolly Worm Festival is always held on the third weekend in October (same as the Valle Country Fair). Beautiful blue skies dominated the whole weekend, so attendance at both events was high. Bright foliage provided a stunning backdrop. Previous Color [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 21, 2017
Oaks along the edge of a field show off beautiful russet hues in the afternoon light. Though pretty, these same trees were much more vibrant last fall, with more muted colors in some places being a result of a warmer season this year. Previous Color Update >> Next Color Update [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 20, 2017
Slopes in Deep Gap, just east of Boone, are showing developing color now. Views like this can be seen along Highway 421 on the way into Boone from the Wilkesboro area. At locations around 3000 feet, color should be coming in nicely in the next week!   This view from [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 19, 2017
Flat Top Manor was the mountain home of textile baron Moses H. Cone. Friends in Greensboro will recognize the name from the local hospital and the White Oak denim plant- that's the same Cone. This morning's view from the historic property was stunning, and very quiet. Trees below the manor, [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 18, 2017
This scene at Grandview Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway shows lots of green in the valleys below. The elevation of the camera is 3240 feet, and there's plenty of fall color to be found around that point. As the season progresses, we'll see more color develop in the valleys [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 17, 2017
Beautiful fall color lines the drive between Blowing Rock and Linville this week! It's a favorite route for many in autumn. It's easy to see why. This weekend looks like it will be a good time to view beautiful color in Blowing Rock and similar elevations in the High Country. [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: October 16, 2017
Compared to yesterday's view, this one has quite a bit more color, proving that different slopes and locations can present varying degrees of color change even at similar elevations. This morning was overcast and blustery, and the winds undoubtedly pulled leaves from their perches. But as we are posting this [...]
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