We really shouldn’t be able to provide reports on fall foliage this late in the season…but here we are. What a wonderful Autumn we’ve been having! Several trees are still ablaze with color. Although a brief wind storm earlier this week led to a serious increase in bare branches, we’ve seen some really brilliant explosions of bright colors on the remaining leafy trees at our elevation due to some cool mountain nights.

There’s such a nice contrast between the evergreen mountain laurel and the leaves on the ground. We find ourselves taking pictures every time we go outside.

Those of you visiting over the next couple of weeks will still get a good show on our area’s scenic roads, including our own 2-mile tree-lined drive.

We recommend heading to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, about 20 minutes from us. Not only will you see pretty fall foliage, but you’ll also be among the first visitors to take in their 2007 Christmas decorations. Yes, yes, we know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and on top of that, you’re still taking down Halloween decorations. This is not a holiday display to be missed. More about Christmas at Biltmore in the coming weeks.

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