Central Virginia Blue Ridge
Nelson County, Virginia
After heavy rains earlier in the week the fall colors are absolutely on fire in parts of the Blue Ridge, especially in the higher elevations around 3000 feet and above. As a matter of fact, in another week many of the leaves may be just past peak in the highest of elevations.
A gorgeous view this past Friday afternoon – October 17, 2014 looking down into the Rockfish Valley from Founders Vision Overlook at Wintergreen Resort. Click on photo to enlarge.
The weather this weekend will be perfect for looking at leaves and it will feel very much like fall with crisp cool days and nights.
This tree on the parking lot of The Nature Foundation At Wintergreen is full of color. The elevation there is around 3500′. Click on photo to enlarge
Incidentally, you can always see what the weather is doing at that very location. BRLM has a weather station in cooperation with The Nature Foundation At Wintergreen atop their office on Devils Knob. Just click on the station above and then be sure to bookmark that station in your favorites!
While it was a cool 59° for the high on Friday on the mountain, it was a much warmer 74° in the Rockfish Valley down below. Jamie Tremel, a waitress at Wild Wolf Brewing in Nellysford waits on some of the people enjoying a beautiful fall afternoon. Click on photo to enlarge.