Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 7
Today's photo is from the top of Appalachian Ski Mountain along Flat Top Road in Blowing Rock. The elevation at this vantage point is about 3600 feet. It’s evident from this long range view that more color will be here soon. Some trees (like the yellow maple in the bottom [...]
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Daily Photo- October 6
The High Country is set to begin showing amazing fall color, now that cloudy skies have cleared. Warm tones are showing in pockets all over, and views along the Blue Ridge Parkway don't disappoint. While driving south to Grandfather Mountain, it is evident that there are a few places where [...]
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Daily Photo: October 5
The sun is back! We saw lots of blue sky and sunshine today. It was a beautiful day, and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the increasing fall foliage. Today's photo is from the community of Fleetwood in Ashe County. This stand of trees is showing vibrant color against a clear [...]
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Daily Photo- October 4
The rain is on the way out, and the colors around 3000 feet are beginning to get a bit more vibrant. Today's view is from Carroll Gap Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Patches of color can be seen on the slopes in the distance, while the trees at the [...]
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Daily Photo: October 3
Even relentless rain can't dim the beauty of the fall in the High Country. While there hasn't been much sunshine to accelerate the foliage change, the cooler weather seems to be doing the job well enough. But be sure to look around for more than leaves; not all fall color [...]
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Daily Photo: October 2
The views along the New River in fall are unparalleled, though it is still early in the season for consistent displays here. To show you how it's coming along, here are a few photos from Railroad Grade Road in Todd, which follows the New in Ashe County. Unfortunately, rainy days [...]
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Daily Photo: October 1
It's another wet day in the area, but that doesn't stop the arriving fall color from lighting up the views. Today, the trees around Tweetsie Railroad and High Gravity Adventures are starting to show really nice fall foliage colors, especially those in the parking area. You can see from the [...]
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Daily Photo: September 30
Today's break in the clouds was such a welcome sight after nearly a solid week of rainy conditions! It was even better to see some bright colors lit up by the sun. As is usual this early in the season, the most consistent color is found at the highest elevations, [...]
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September 23 Fall Color Update
Fall has arrived! There has been an unmistakable crispness in the air as the season moved in, and today is the official start of autumn. According to forecasters, this year's foliage displays will be spectacular. Kathy Matthews, an associate professor of biology at Western Carolina University, specializes in plants systematics [...]
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Forecast Expert Sees “best leaf color season in recent memory”
Kathy Matthews, an associate professor of biology at Western Carolina University, specializes in plants systematics and makes annual predictions about regional fall color. Recently she was quoted in the Asheville Cirizen-Times, saying, “This fall could be one of the best leaf seasons in Western North Carolina in recent memory. Three [...]
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