Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
Daily Fall Photo: October 1, 2017
There's more to fall color than just leaves, and the Kousa Dogwood is one tree that shows off some truly unique autumn fruit. The Kousa Dogwoods here in Blowing Rock are full of these little lollipop-like orbs this season. These were photographed at Green Park Inn.   Previous Color Update [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 30, 2017
Goldenrod blooms are a sure sign of the season, and a patch of the wildflower can be seen in the foreground of this view.   Previous Color Update >> Next Color Update >> Back to main Fall Page >>
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Daily Fall Photo: September 29, 2017
There's still a lot of green left to shift into vibrant fall colors, and many views in the area look like this one along the New River near Todd. This weekend will bring much cooler temperatures, which should help accelerate the foliage change.     Previous Color Update >> Next [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 28, 2017
Fall color continues to creep into the views! Here's a pretty lane just outside of town, showing a few hints of yellow and russet. This week's warm weather has indeed slowed the transition. According to Dr. Howard Neufeld, Appalachian State University professor of biology and “Fall Color Guy,” leaf-lookers might look [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 27, 2017
Today's view is from the Daniel Boone Native Gardens in Boone. The garden contains a large collection of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. There is a small admission fee, and the park is open daylight hours May-October. It will be simply stunning when the trees there reach peak fall color! [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 26, 2017
Is it just us, or does a pile of leaves like this on the sidewalk make you want to kick through them like a kid? The scent of fall is definitely in the air this morning. It's still early though- there will be many more piles of leaves to come! [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 25, 2017
The first hints of color are showing on the slopes of Grandfather Mountain. This view can be enjoyed from the Beacon Heights Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305.2 (Blowing Rock is at mp 294). Today was another beautifully warm day. In fact, Grandfather Mountain's color report for this [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 24, 2017
While peak color for Blowing Rock's elevation is still some time away, there are plenty of pops of color around town. Particularly on maple trees. Here, the maples in  front of Rhoddie Bicycle Outfitters on Sunset Drive are showing scarlet against bright green. What a beautiful Sunday to be out [...]
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Daily Fall Photo: September 23, 2017
Today, a view from Beech Mountain shows that there is still a lot of green in the valleys below. These lower elevations typically show widespread color near the end of the fall foliage season.   Previous Color Update >> Next Color Update >> Back to main Fall Page >>
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Daily Fall Photo: September 22, 2017
A sunny morning turned rainy as we headed over to Trout Lake to see how the fall color is developing there. It's clearly making a start, though there is still a lot of green showing for now.   Previous Color Update >> Next Color Update >> Back to main Fall [...]
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