The return of cooler weather means just one thing: Colorful autumn leaves are on the horizon. The fall foliage colors in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia may peak by the third week of October this year — about a week ahead of normal.
It’s fall, y’all, and fall is my favorite season on the year — at least, right now it’s my favorite. Morning walks in the neighborhood are crisp. It gets light later and dark earlier. Football is in the air. The deciduous trees in our part of the world are bursting with color.