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Old 10-16-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Naples, FL & Monterey, TN
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Jhubtin: I think that would be a perfect time to be here. Enjoy Halloween!
Thank you. The kids were really excited that we were leaving Friday but now they are more excited about being there for Halloween. I was hoping for some nice foliage but maybe next week will be better.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Still only a tree or two here or there with a slight touch of color in the Tri-Cities (lower elevations, not sure about higher) I would say most of the color change is to brown and maybe 1% or 2% is yellow or reddish. I have to go over to Asheville next Thursday (24th) and I am hoping that the drive through the mountains are going to be more colorful than here. I will bring the camera just in case.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Kingsport, TN
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Still only a tree or two here or there with a slight touch of color in the Tri-Cities (lower elevations, not sure about higher) I would say most of the color change is to brown and maybe 1% or 2% is yellow or reddish. I have to go over to Asheville next Thursday (24th) and I am hoping that the drive through the mountains are going to be more colorful than here. I will bring the camera just in case.
On I-81 N entering VA from TN, the colors on the hills above the Virginia Welcome Center, Island Road, and exits 1 & 3 are outstanding right now, very close to peak. I took a walk in Sugar Hollow Park yesterday (near exit 7) and many of the maples, oaks & sassafras were brilliant even under leaden skies. Amazing that there's so much difference between Bristol & Kingsport.
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:19 PM
 
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Still mostly green in the Wilder, Tn area (northwestern plateau) but the Cottonwoods have started to yellow out and there are a few trees like Sassafrass saplings which are brilliant red but I suspect peak is still two weeks out. This last little bit of rain we had will help. I will try and post some pictures soon as I have been hiking a great deal of late with the weather being, well, perfect!
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I got soaked today but I noticed a burst of color around town all of a sudden. I think it won't be as bad as I thought.
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Old 10-18-2007, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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I noticed the same burst of color. It came all of a sudden, didn't it?

It is pretty patchy though, so I still think there is more color to come.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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I saw some more reds and yellows around today and I went from Washington County, to Sullivan Co, to Hawkins Co. then back tracked through all to Carter Co. My poor little cruiser got a workout today, but it was nice to see the leaves finally changing. There were a lot of leaves floating through the sky and onto the ground too.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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Default LIttle color in JC today

Today was a BEAUTIFUL day in North East TN. The sky was a solid blue and the sun was out. It was about 70 degrees all day. We had my sons bowling party for his birthday this afternoon and I realized half way there that I had the camera with me so I snapped a few pictures of the little bit of color that we are starting to see here in Johnson City to share with y'all.

Notice that my antenna is really good at catching moths, sorry about that. But if you look in the background you can see bits of color here and there.








This was coming off the ramp at Roan Street and I tried to get the trees but the sun was right there, makes for a kinda neat picture though.
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:39 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Not much here, either. Some dead brown leaves. Rumor has it that it's going to rain. We shall see.
That's why I went to Cades Cove this morning (a Saturday - UGH). Weather.com shows rain most of next week but who knows. Didn't do the Foothills Parkway today although I saw the entrance. Will attempt that on Thursday if the weather cooperates.

We had a street painting (actually colored chalk) fair in Oak Ridge, today, that I wanted to get back for. Some people, including little kids, have such artistic talent.
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:44 PM
 
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That's why I went to Cades Cove this morning (a Saturday - UGH). Weather.com shows rain most of next week but who knows. Didn't do the Foothills Parkway today although I saw the entrance. Will attempt that on Thursday if the weather cooperates.

We had a street painting (actually colored chalk) fair in Oak Ridge, today, that I wanted to get back for. Some people, including little kids, have such artistic talent.
When you say UGH about Cades Cove, was that because of the crowds? If so, I can definitely empathize. I was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic in CC a couple of falls ago and had to go to the bathroom in a baaaad way. Eventually I couldn't hold it any longer and just got out of the car and did it right there. I think some Florida tourists behind me took pictures...
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