Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Daily Fall Photo: September 27, 2018
The maples in Memorial Park are showing early color, as they typically do. You can see in yesterday's photo of the slopes around Blowing Rock that color is not yet widespread at this elevation. We still have some time before the real autumn show begins here in town, but these [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 26, 2018
Today dawned beautifully clear and pleasant! A short drive along Flat Top Road offered lots of pretty views of the surrounding ridges. The road goes up behind Appalachian Ski Mountain, and connects to more rural roads that lead to Boone. It's a highly recommended route to enjoy foliage views once [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 25, 2018
Lots of fog again today! The mists cleared a little in the afternoon, still under heavily clouded skies. This view of a few trees along the Blue Ridge Parkway shows some subtle changes at the Blowing Rock elevation. Next fall update>> Previous fall update>> Main fall page>>
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Daily Fall Photo: September 24, 2018
Even the fog can't hide the little hints of color on the trees in downtown Blowing Rock today. We still have some time before any widespread color displays in the area, but as always, a few trees are ahead of schedule. Maples in the area will show vibrant hues of [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 23, 2018
This Sunday in the High Country is more overcast than the day before, with a little rain in some places. Up on Beech Mountain, the long range views are always beautiful. Today, they show us lots of green foliage still waiting for the season to progress. Goldenrod is still in [...]
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First Day of Fall 2018
Saturday, September 22- Happy first day of fall! It was a beautiful day to welcome the new season, with cool breezes and clear skies. There is already evidence of the foliage change on the way! A few trees in town are starting to shift, but as usual the higher elevations [...]
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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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