Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
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 [...]
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Daily Photo- October 25
At Moses Cone Manor, most of the color is found in the views today. But the ginko trees right by the manor are bright and golden. Moses Cone was an avid horticulturist, so the ginko trees fit in perfectly in this Blue Ridge setting. A few oaks around the property [...]
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Daily Photo- October 24
The day started out incredibly foggy. Along the Parkway, if you were adventurous enough to brave it, the yellow and orange foliage turned the fog to warm colors in close areas. It's quite beautiful to drive through, but it doesn't offer much in the way of views. Fortunately, the fog [...]
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Daily Photo- October 23
  As peak foliage color shifts to lower elevations, places like downtown West Jefferson have become even more beautiful. We had another day of blue skies and warm sun, and the day could not have been more perfect for being outdoors and enjoying the fall scenery. West Jefferson  elevation 3000 [...]
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Daily Photo- October 21
Just because this elevation is "past peak" doesn't mean all the color is gone. While there are some bare trees here and there, all of the green has pretty much filled in and rich shades are replacing the brighter tones of the early season. Along south Main Street, the foliage [...]
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Daily Photo- October 20
Afternoon light warms up the slopes behind the Blowing Rock Country Club on another beautiful afternoon. This is another spot that is still showing peak color. In general, though, areas around 3500 feet are past their peak. Higher areas, at 4000 feet and above, are mostly bare as leaves fall [...]
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Daily Photo- October 19
This morning at Rocky Knob Bike Park, the sun was lighting up the trees on the slope. Rocky Knob was built for both mountain bikers and hikers, and the trails here are just beautiful. It looks as though peak color can be found on this slope, as some other places [...]
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Daily Photo- October 18
The last few days have been full of blue skies, crisp mornings, and light breezes. Just glorious. While higher slopes are beginning to thin, many trees right around Boone and Blowing Rock are still showing bright color. Some, like this maple in front of the Jones House on King Street, [...]
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