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    Virginia, Culpepper/Orange/Spotsylvania: Fall colors

    Every year I try to get out an catch some Virginia fall colors, Shenandoah valley is absolutely beautiful this time a year, great orchards, wineries and just a beautiful drive. Unfortunately, this past weekend, when the rain stopped, peak colors shined through, seem that every from Virginia just poured over to that area: 1 hour to get in the park. Not happening!

    Alternate drive then, no traffic, still beautiful! Colors changed almost overnight:





























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    Re: Virginia, Culpepper/Orange/Spotsylvania: Fall colors

    D,

    Beautiful photos!


    Those arenít VW aristos off an R32 you have mounted on the SL, are they??


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    Re: Virginia, Culpepper/Orange/Spotsylvania: Fall colors

    Cheers!

    Virginia is beautiful in the fall indeed!

    Wheels, they look like those of R32, don't they? Also, similar look if you remember in the 90's, Italian company Radius had similar design. These are Rotec (TSW) 18x8.5 et32 and 18x9.5 et25


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    Re: Virginia, Culpepper/Orange/Spotsylvania: Fall colors

    Quote Originally Posted by Duh_Vinci View Post
    Cheers!

    Virginia is beautiful in the fall indeed!

    Wheels, they look like those of R32, don't they? Also, similar look if you remember in the 90's, Italian company Radius had similar design. These are Rotec (TSW) 18x8.5 et32 and 18x9.5 et25


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    Very cool


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    Re: Virginia, Culpepper/Orange/Spotsylvania: Fall colors

    Beautiful.

    Despite living in Florida, the one season I miss is fall. So much so that for the first few years we lived here we would book a weekend flight to Milwaukee in October just to enjoy the fall air and see the leaves turn. Even if the weather was lousy we still enjoyed it.

    Weird thing about Florida - it doesn't smell here. What I mean is that you don't get the seasonal "smells" that you have in areas that have four seasons.

    If finances ever permit it, I would definitely want a summer home back in Wisconsin and would I probably stay there until the weather changed in the fall just so I could enjoy it....

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    Re: Virginia, Culpepper/Orange/Spotsylvania: Fall colors

    Quote Originally Posted by Duh_Vinci View Post
    Wheels, they look like those of R32, don't they? Also, similar look if you remember in the 90's, Italian company Radius had similar design. These are Rotec (TSW) 18x8.5 et32 and 18x9.5 et25


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    Re: Virginia, Culpepper/Orange/Spotsylvania: Fall colors

    Very nicely composed pics.


    I'm about an hour north of the area where you were, and it's been a mixed bag (at best) for Fall colors. My trees are mostly misbehaving. Birches did nothing, but quickly drop their leaves. I have a Fall Fiesta red maple which was beautiful, but went early. My October Glory red maples were late and dropped quickly with all the wind. My red oaks are the stars right now. The white oaks and willow oaks aren't even thinking about changing color yet. Strangest of all is one younger Sycamore which is still full of green foliage. Sycamores typically are among the first to drop their leaves.

    I think the best of all were the dogwoods. Deep reds, but their leaves have long since been blown away.

    Overall, not a great show here due to a brutally wet weather since August and now the wind has been blowing hard every day. Currently 35mph gusts.


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    Re: Virginia, Culpepper/Orange/Spotsylvania: Fall colors

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    D,

    Beautiful photos!

    Those arenít VW aristos off an R32 you have mounted on the SL, are they??
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