Fall Colors Becoming Brilliant In The Mountains Of Nelson County : 10.12.09

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Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : The amazing Fall view captured Sunday at Twenty Minute Cliffs along The Blue Ridge Parkway. Click any photo to enlarge.
Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2009 www.nelsoncountylife.com : The amazing Fall view captured Sunday at Twenty Minute Cliffs along The Blue Ridge Parkway. Click any photo to enlarge.

Nelson County, Virginia

With a few cold nights and even some scattered frost in the mountains over the past few days, the Fall colors across Nelson County, up in the mountains, have become brilliant. Paul Purpura was out Sunday grabbing these beautiful images. The Virginia Department of Forestry (VDOF) shows the typical peak of color for Nelson between November 1-15th. But this year, it looks like the peak will come a little before that.

Another view yesterday at Twenty Minute Cliffs.
Another view yesterday at Twenty Minute Cliffs.

According to the VDOF website, you can get fall foliage reports by phone:

* Fall Foliage Report – 1.800.424.LOVE
* Forest Service Fall Color hotline – 800.354.4595. Press “7” for the Southern States report.
* Shenandoah Valley – 800.434.LEAF
800.434.5323
* Skyline Drive/Shenandoah National Park – 540.999.3500 (press “7”)
* Blue Ridge Parkway (between Waynesboro and the North Carolina border) –
828.298.0398 (press “7”)

Colors in this area generally change several weeks ahead in the Nelson elevations above 2000'. Another view at Twenty Minute Cliffs.
Colors in this area generally change several weeks ahead in the Nelson elevations above 2000'. Another view at Twenty Minute Cliffs.
Three Ridges Mountain as seen from the Rockfish Valley.
Three Ridges Mountain as seen from the Rockfish Valley.
A wider view of Three Ridges.
A wider view of Three Ridges.

Thanks for the beautiful images Paul!

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