Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Fall Photo: October 10, 2016
The hike at Rough Ridge Overlook is a massively popular one. On an early Monday morning, however, the trail is beautifully quiet. Being up on the ridge in a bracing morning wind, surrounded by fall color and clear blue skies... it's highly recommended. We forgot the zoom lens this morning, [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Fall Photo: October 9, 2016
Right now, the drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway between Blowing Rock and Grandfather Mountain is really lighting up with fall color! We will see more acceleration in autumn hues as the cooler weather continues over the next few days. Today's image is a good example of color found in [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Fall Photo: October 8, 2016
A very cloudy and somewhat windy day brought more fall chill to the air. Foliage changes seem to be happening almost constantly, so there is something new to see every day. The maples in Memorial Park in Blowing Rock are starting to show lots of color, like this one by Wallingford [...]
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Fall Photo: October 7, 2016
The small towns that make up the High Country all have their own welcoming personality. Home to Ashe County Cheese, the Florence Thomas Art School, and an outstanding public art display, downtown West Jefferson is worth checking out! Today, heavy rains dampened many of the potential vistas, but this view [...]
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Fall Photo: October 6, 2016
Today on Grandfather Mountain, bright color could be seen here and there, especially on mountain ash trees. The fruit of the tree is a clustered berry that ripens to a vibrant scarlet in the fall. The tree is fairly common in the higher elevations of the High Country, and it's a [...]
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Fall Photo: October 5, 2016
Few trees are as colorful as a fall sassafras, which shows a wide variety of hues, often all on a single plant. The leaves are not all the same, either. Some have a single lobe, looking much like a mitten, while others have multiple lobes or none at all. In autumn, [...]
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Fall Photo: October 4, 2016
Smaller maples in the Blowing Rock and Boone area, like those planted along streets and commercial areas, often show striking color well ahead of most trees around them. Those along Rivers Street at Appalachian State University, on the ridge behind Basil's Restaurant, and by Doncaster Outlet all feature bright red [...]
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Fall Photo: October 3, 2016
Fall foliage is on the way, but it will still be a few days before we see consistent color displays near Blowing Rock. As an example, here's a view from Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Today was a still day that offered a glass-like surface on the water, [...]
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Fall Photo: October 2, 2016
A walk around Bass Lake is recommended any time of year, but it's a particular favorite in fall. When you go, you'll want to carpool if possible, as parking at the lake can be very limited on autumn days. Today was busy, too, as the crisp air and blue skies [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Fall Photo: October 1, 2016
Welcome to our Daily Fall Photo posts! For our first daily post, we headed up to the area around Grandfather Mountain, which is always among the first places to show fall color. The peak of Grandfather Mountain is right around 6000 feet, so color generally begins there first and works [...]
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