Fall color in the Eastern U.S. is a touchstone of seasonal change. We wait, we watch, and we wonder if it will be a good fall color year.
About a month ago, I posted about some of the factors determining fall color.
Since then, it's continued to be very dry, in the mountains of Western North Carolina --we're actually in severe drought status after only an inch of rain since Sept. 1.
But nevertheless, at higher elevations today, on the slopes of Grandfather Mountain, the fall color was spectacular. We'd had an email suggesting that this was an outstanding year, and it didn't disappoint.
Here were my buddies admiring the amazing view!