Sunday, October 21, 2007

Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley ... crisp nights, warm days

Many trees in Western Augusta County are colorful.

Great hiking weather ... beautiful scenery in the national forests.

This stream still flows from a strong spring but many are dried up as we continue through a drough with fire bans in place and high fire danger.
We woke to a crisp 39 degrees this morning with an expected high today in the upper 70s. It is another gorgeous autumn day in the Shenandoah Valley ... sunny, clear skies and the trees are putting on a magnificent show for all to see.

The mountain tops are at peak this weekend which means the Valley will probably peak next weekend. Already colors at these lower elevations are bright and colorful. The forecasted thunderstorms did not materialize on Friday so the trees were not stripped of as many leaves as expected.

This is it ... the waning days of October ... as we enjoy a mild fall....

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