Summer is behind us now and Fall is in full swing. Most of those who celebrate Halloween have decorated their homes from top to bottom and then some. At the same time, as is usually the case throughout the State of Georgia, the temperatures bounce around as much as the point spread on Wall Street. Unfortunately, due to many extremely hot days and little rain in Georgia during this past summer, the state is experiencing a drought. Yet, pretty much on time and nearing its peak, the changes in the colors of the leaves is taking place.
Many residents of the state most likely will or already have traveled to North Georgia to take in the beautiful hills and mountains and the changing colors of the trees and brush. However, many neighborhoods in and around the Atlanta Metropolitan area are seeing the leaves on trees changing color as well making for a beautiful sight just in back yards. Granted, many Atlanta areas possess more pine trees than anything else, but when you add in the many other trees that have been planted over the years, there is still some beautiful areas to take in closer to home.
One particular area is that of the Tucker/Chamblee-Tucker corridor, especially around the Northlake Mall area, Henderson Mill Road and Chamblee-Tucker itself. A few years ago the Northlake Community Alliance (NCA) committed to a re-beautification project along the Northlake Parkway and LaVista Road areas and planted new trees and even placed new park style benches near Northlake Mall.
Along with such beautiful trees, plants and flowers comes the changing colors of the leaves in the Fall. What this means is that you do not always have to go to the mountains to see such beautiful colors. You can travel around local areas, especially Tucker which tends to be beautiful in itself. During the Summer months it is extremely green and in the Fall it is gorgeous during the “changing of the colors.”
This weekend it is said, is the peak in the color changing and it will be a great time to travel around the area and in the North Georgia mountains. Be prepared for long and winding traffic jams though if you do head to the mountains and drive carefully.