Fall colors were sporadic this year because of the jumps between hot and cold and the on-again, off-again rainfall.
In low-lying areas, trees remain green while the leaves are all but gone in the high elevations.
The last gasp appears to be this weekend as some effects from Hurricane Sandy will hit the area late Sunday or early Monday.
A three-day jury trial in Floyd earlier this week kept me indoors when I could have been out capturing the final colors of the reason.
But managed to catch these on the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way back from a photo shoot near Buchanan Friday.
I’ll just settle for the trees standing upright during this storm — whatever the color of the leaves!