For week number one there is not much color. If you check out The Fall Foliage Prediction Map (see link at the end of this post) you will notice that in our area of Virginia there is minimal color for week one. But this is only the second day of autumn, so I feel confident we will get there. I only had yesterday to capture images for week #1 so I was rather limited. On top of everything else it poured down rain for most of the day.
I had a doctors appointment and near my doctor is the entrance to Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park so I hopped on to try to find a trace amount of color for today’s post but The Drive was so loaded with debris, from what I assume was a micro-burst that it made traveling and stopping difficult. I had to sway from one lane to another to avoid the downed branches. Fortunately it was a rainy Wednesday in September not any day in October, so the traffic was extremely light and, for the most part, I could drive in whichever lane had the least debris.
I did notice on my outing, that as always, the dogwood and the walnut trees are among the first to lose their green.
I love autumn so I am hosting the 2021 Festival of Leaves Challenge. I will post every Thursday and I invite everyone to join in any time through the week for any or all weeks.
This challenge usually runs about 10-12 weeks, with the last week being a wrap up. You can link up here or on any of the individual weeks. Be sure to tag your post Festival of Leaves so it is easy to find in the reader.
See more of my autumn images by clicking here:A Lingering Look at Autumn
To help guide you through the season check out these helpful links:
Fall Foliage Prediction Map