Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
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 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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Color Update: September 27
Fall color is becoming more noticeable in the Blowing Rock area as we get closer to October. The forests are still mostly green, but autumn foliage is really getting started now.  According to the local Fall Color Guy Dr. Neufeld, it's mostly yellows from the birches, magnolias and tulip poplars. [...]
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First Day of Fall 2016
Happy First Day of Fall! September 22 marks the first day of autumn here, and it's time to start watching for fall foliage in earnest. There are a few trees that have gotten a head start, like small maples and ornamental shrubs around town. But for the most part, as [...]
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Daily Photo- October 26
 While the most vibrant and consistent color can be found at elevations around 3000 feet, there is still a lot of autumn beauty to be found at nearby elevations. Today was again overcast, but even a dim day can't hide the warmth of autumn maples. This stand can be found [...]
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