It’s that time again here in the United States when the temps start dropping and the landscape starts changing its looks. This is the most favorite time of the year for some people.
The observance of National Fall Foliage Week was created by Jim Bailey, The Yankee Chef. Observed annually, it begins the last Sunday of September.
Jim says, “The sole premise behind this observation is to get families together and enjoy nature as it transforms into a beautiful blanket of color on the ground and clouds of bright, shimmering leaves in the air. It’s Just That Simple!”
Jim, the pink coat wearing chef, may or may not be a long lost cousin as we’re still digging thru our ancestors. His book, An Amazing Journey is a valued piece of writing that I own a copy of!
For your fall viewing enjoyment, Trip Savvy has a state by state guide to fall colors showing dominant colors, peak times, and foliage hotlines.
The Weather Channel has fall foliage maps that show the peak times and latest reports for the United States.
Do you enjoy fall, is it your favorite season?
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Fall is definitely my favorite season and we try to get out hiking at least a couple times a week. Right now we’re seeing lots of colors bursting and so many leaves falling…
Lots to see Joanne with the changing of the leaves 🙂
I love Fall! My husband and I drove up north a bit to see Fall colors last weekend, but unfortunately the leaves are just starting to turn so we didn’t see too much yet. Here in AZ timing is everything! Maybe next week!
Maybe next time Helen the viewing will be better 🙂
As usual Dee, I truly appreciate you sharing the love. We all need to get away from the ugliness of the internet and television and this is the perfect week to do it.
You’re most welcome Jim, and well said about TV and the internet!!
I wish we had fall like the one in your lovely graphic. Our fall just looks a little bit rainy, a whole lot windy and some cooler.
So sorry Leslie, maybe a trip to KY is what you need to see the fall colors!!
Hi, Dee (and Jim) – I wholeheartedly agree. We all need to take a break from the internet and television. This is the perfect week to do it. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Yes Donna, a break from such is good for us all 🙂
Hi Dee, I’m experiencing fall colors for the first time in 13 years now that I’m back in the Midwest. We’re heading up to northern Lower Michigan this weekend to enjoy them. 🙂
Have fun Candi!
I enjoyed the state by state fall foliage reference guide. Thanks!
Great, thanks April!!
You know how I love fall, Dee! Thanks for sharing these resources for finding the foliage!
You’re welcome Christie 🙂
Here in southern NH the leaves are just coming into their glory; in the mountains it is peak season. We have friends and relatives coming to visit in the next few days to go “leaf-peeping” with us.
A glorious time of year, and I am planning a full post myself with some of the best photos of this coming week.
Will look forward to seeing your pics Nancy 🙂
I enjoy it when fall does come to town over here in Southern California but we don’t have fall like other parts of the country, it’s short-lived, in fact 90 degree weather this weekend! At least we had a few nice weeks of low 80 degree weather but that’s California for you!
I’m sure I’d love your high temps Alice, it’s been in the high 90s here in AL and I’m enjoying it!!
Fall is definitely one of my favourite seasons, Dee! I love the idea of celebrating its beauty, and the guide you linked to is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring your post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Have a lovely week ahead!
Gee, thanks April, I appreciate the feature!!
I didn’t know there was an official “National Fall Foiliage Week” but I do know the colors are changing here in New England! Our family will be taking a leaf-peeping drive this weekend. Loving these crisp fall mornings we’ve been having lately. It makes life so cozy and pleasant.
Glad you enjoy fall Linda and although I chose to write about the event and its creator, I personally hate to see summer leave. My body cooperates much better when the temps are hot!!
My husband and I usually go hiking every fall, but this year has been so cold and rainy we haven’t been able to.
I understand the cold and rainy Amy but I haven’t went on a hike in years due to my legs not being able.
Thanks for sharing at the Fabulous Friday Linky Party! We hope to see you again this week!
You’re most welcome Erin 🙂
Some of my best memories are going for a drive in the country with my family to see the leaves in autumn.
The fall colors are pretty to look at Carol but I hate that fall means winter and cold weather is coming 🙁
Thank you for sharing this Dee. It’s no secret fall is my favorite season. I went on a hike in the mountains near me last week and really enjoyed the colors. They aren’t as vibrant this year, because of the heat and lack of water, but they were still lovely.
Yes, Christie. So pretty to see in certain parts of the country.
Thank you for the reminder of National Folliage Week. I love the colours of autumn, although am slightly saddened by the thought of cooler & shorter days ahead!
Yes, Donna, it makes me a bit sad too. Hate to see the nice warm days of summer come to an end.
I was unaware that the last Sunday of September was meant for celebrating Fall! And we coincidentally went on a family hike along the river on Sunday (I will be sharing about it on Monday)! It is definitely my favorite time of the year! Thanks for linking with me.
Shelbee, you’re welcome. Yes, the leaves are pretty in some parts of the country this time of year, still green in AL right now 🙂
Love it. I’m in Connecticut and the leaves this time of year are amazing #happynow
Yes, Jeremy, lots of the country looks amazing right now with the changing of the colors but here in AL everything is still green 🙂
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You’re welcome, Marilyn! You’re one of the rare party hostesses who even bothers to thank someone for attending. Hope you’re ok.
It is here again Grammy. Even though the peak foliage isn’t at its apex, it is still a great time to get the kids outside and enjoy the color changes.
It sure is Jim! Thanks for stopping by with your comment 🙂
Autumn is glorious here in New England!
Michele, the leaves are starting to turn here in Alabama, still have a bit to go before the full fall colors are present.
Fall is my favorite season and I can’t wait to head up north this coming weekend to peep at even more colorful leaves than what we have here!
Joanne, they are pretty to look at but I’d have to say summer is my fav season ☼
Great post. I love fall colors. Thanks for sharing at the Share the Wealth party
You’re welcome, Helen.
I’m in CT and there are places where I’m started to notice the change. Makes for some really pretty hikes #anythinggoes
Jeremy, I bet you are seeing some pretty sites. Here in AL we have to wait a bit longer.
Fourteen years ago, I moved from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia down to coastal Georgia. Therefore, I miss the colors of fall foliage every year. Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 35.
You’re welcome, Carol. I used to live in a state that was very colorful this time of the year with all the foliage of fall. Here in AL our trees are still green right now.
Hey Dee, thanks for these fall foliage week resources.
Thanks bunches for linking up with Sweet Tea & Friends this month.
You’re very welcome, Paula.
We’re planning on taking a trip soon and would love to catch beautiful fall foliage. I’ll click on some of your links to find the best places and times! Thanks for sharing these.
You’re welcome, Lisa. Thanks for visiting with us.
I love this time of year. The leaves are so pretty with their changing colors. I shall join your link party. Happy Sunday.
The leaves are pretty, Linda. However, here in AL they’re still green! ☼
We make a trip up to the mountains every year to see the aspens in all their gold glory. So gorgeous. I do love the fall but it’s bittersweet knowing what follows!
Denise, it is bittersweet. Means warm weather won’t be here much longer 🙁