Leaf Peepers

The color of Fall

There's a chill in the air.  Most likely, it will only last today and then tomorrow will be sunny and 75 degrees.  But maybe Fall is here to stay.  Either way, the leaves are changing and the states have issued their Fall Foliage Reports.  Couples are planning weekend getaways up the Blue Ridge Parkway and here in the Sultry city we're unpacking sweaters.  With leaves of burnt sienna and chestnut, from bittersweet to scarlet, and sunglow and goldenrod, our Southern skyline and hilltops are turning to luscious colors right out of a Crayola crayon box.

Photo by James Demetrious

Living in the South, it's a short ride west to enjoy the changing leaves.  A simple day trip, less than three hours and you can climb the steps to Chimney Rock.  Or pack up the dogs, put together a picnic basket and be spontaneous with a drive up to Grandfather Mountain.

For you more warm-blooded Southerners, brave the chill and get the camping gear out.  Immerse yourself (and someone you'd like to snuggle with) in the midst of views worth sharing.  Build a campfire to keep warm as you watch the sunset bounce off the Autumn color scheme.

Franklin, NC
Yesterday, from the tiny window of the airplane, I noticed that even in the Piedmont, our leaves are waving farewell to summer and embracing the change.  So lets join them.   Become a Leaf Peeper and seek out the most spectacular views in the South.

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