In the mountains of Virginia, fall’s colors have mellowed to shades of brown, and in many areas, leaves have already dropped. This is the time of year to really appreciate the deep greens of our native conifers against the gray trunks of our deciduous trees.
Piedmont areas range from peak leaf season in the south to past peak in the north, with the landscape resembling a rich brocade fabric in tones of gold, rust and deep red.
A drive east into the Coastal Plain still reveals a surprising intensity of color. Shades of gold are broken by occasional oranges and subdued reds for a nice contrast.