This past week, the autumn colors really started to emerge in Greensboro. The above trees were found in Northwest Greensboro, close to Pleasant Ridge Road. While we aren't arborists, based on this leaf identification guide, we are guessing these leaves are from an American beech tree. If you know, please let us know. If you have small children or work with them, collecting colorful leaves never gets old. Our greenways are a great place to leaf watch.
Viewing the changing foliage is a major tourist industry in North Carolina and many people from Greensboro will drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, heading towards the mountains. According to this fall foliage map, the Piedmont area will be at peak viewing next week and many parts of the mountains are at peak or past.* If you are planning a drive or hike, this weekend would be great. Besides, next weekend, Greensboro will be gearing up for Halloween.
Happy Thursday. Hope to see you at the Piedmont Old Time Jam at Gibbs Hundred tonight. You will hear great acoustic music, played by wonderful people in our community If you play that style of music, bring your instrument and head on down. Last time we were there, a twenty-something listener reminded us that Thursday is the new Friday...
*another site regarding leaf viewing, here.