Sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway are starting to showcase significant fall color, such as this particular spot near the northern side of the Linn Cove Viaduct. According to Dr. Howie Neufeld, Appalachian State University biology professor and “Fall Color Guy,” this week’s warmer temperatures could slow down color development. If they don’t, however, colors could peak around Oct. 7 in the Boone/Blowing Rock area. Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation