This coming weekend is supposed to be the peak of foliage in the mountains surrounding our home. The trees in our area are starting to show some color, and as always, the show is a pretty one.
Last Sunday we headed to the lake for one last boat ride and to take the boat out of the water for the season. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for our last ride; it was sunny and warm, warm enough to ride on the boat in just a t-shirt and shorts.
The trees behind out dock are showing a bit of color. We plan to thin out the smaller trees this winter so that the larger trees will grow better and so that we can better see the lake from our building site. We won’t be building for a long time, but it never hurts to work ahead.
This weekend I hope to take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway to enjoy the foliage there. If I’m lucky, it will be at its peak. I like to look at the leaves, but honestly, I dread the clean-up process as we are usually still raking in December.
Are the leaves changing in your area?