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.
Long-time newspaperman, photographer and videographer who still shoots photos and covers government and courts for a newspaper, shoots video for TV and documentary use and owns web sites like Blue Ridge Muse, Capitol Hill Blue and American Newsreel.