Fall Color Blog
Fall Color Blog
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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Fall Color Blog
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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Fall Color Blog
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 feet
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Fall Color Blog
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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Fall Color Blog
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 to [...]
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Fall Color Blog
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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Fall Color Blog
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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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 17
Sunset is an ideal time to take a fall drive along the Parkway. The warmth in the light turns everything golden and red. This view of the carriage trails at Moses Cone Memorial Park takes on a burnished quality, making even the remaining green leaves look yellowed. In the area, [...]
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Fall Color Blog
Daily Photo- October 16
Peak color in the area means that nearly every drive is a beautiful one. Particularly, the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Boone, Blowing Rock, and Deep Gap areas is incredible today, and should be for several more days. This means that the Parkway can be very busy, so if you [...]
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Daily Photo- October 15
Elk Knob State Park is located in the northern part of Watauga County, close to the Tennessee state line. The area is largely rural and undeveloped, which means beautiful scenery and views. Elk Knob is the third tallest mountain in the county, after Grandfather Mountain and Snake Mountain, with an [...]
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