Friday, November 16, 2007

Friday Notes

November is here in the VA Piedmont. Its 30 degrees and a northwest wind is gusting. We burned one of the wood stoves last night, a refreshing change after running the AC for so long this Summer and early Fall. We're also at Peak foliage here, at least our version of peak foliage. Here and there is a sugar maple in full color, but mostly it's been a quick change in color of the many other tree varieties. For all the talk about the colors not being good, my daily drive across the mountain yesterday morning looked pretty good. I'm sure the gusty winds today will be knocking much of the leaves down.

Just over the Blue Ridge from us is a fantastic place called Blandy Farm, also known as the Virgina State Arboretum. It's a beautiful 700 acre farm dedicated to trees and native plants and now leaving no child inside.

More here.