Autumn in Kalispell MT

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with 406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty RRE-BRO-LIC-75443

I fully expected my first Northwest Montana Autumn to be somewhat less beautiful than the New York ones I have experienced. After all, the types of trees in Montana are different, mostly conifers and other pines. There isn't a plethora of maple, oak and the like, which in the Northeast typically pop with beautiful explosions of red, orange and yellow leaves. So I expected a fairly unexciting change of seasons.

 

It's nearing late October now, so we are right in the middle of Montana's Autumn season. The question is, is there any color here? And if yes, from what?

 

Autumn in Kalispell MTI have to say I am immensely satisfied with the amount of Fall colors, but they are coming from a source I did not expect. On our Kalispell property and in the surrounding mountains, there are many pine and conifer trees including the Larch or Tamarack tree. Tamaracks are everywhere. And unlike all the pine-cone producing trees I'm familiar with, these trees are deciduous and lose their needles every winter. But first, just like other similar trees, they turn colors in the Fall. Mostly a brilliant shade of yellow.

 

So all of a sudden in then last few days, the Tamarack starting changing color. There are mountainsides full of yellow nearly everywhere I look. And I've been told that when the needles fall, the entire ground will be yellow. While I certainly do not want to rush this season, I am excitedly awaiting a ground covered with soft and bright needles. Just another thing that makes this area so special.

 

The other thing I expected about a Montana Autumn was that it would be cold. While in general it does seem to be a little colder than my old stomping grounds, the lack of humidity makes it feel warmer. That might not seem to make sense, but back in NY I was always cold. As soon as the temperature went below 60, I'd start piling on extra clothes and socks. I would wander around the house all bundled up. Not here! I am wandering out the rental home barefoot with nary a chill. And there have been some mornings in the teens. (Before you get excited about the low temps, by noon it could be 50 - it just starts cold).

 

And we have had plenty of 60 degree Autumn days. With sun. I'll take it!

 

So, bottom line. So far the temperature has been just fine, the precipitation negligible and the colors, amazing.

 

The only way to know for sure that what I say is true, is to come see for yourself! You won't be sorry! I am definitely loving the Kalispell Montana area.

 

For more information on Kalispell, see here.

 

Originally published at thehousekat.com.

 

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Broker, CBR®

Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp

P.O. Box 10458

Kalispell, MT 59904

 

email: kat@thehousekat.com

www.thehousekat.com

 

406-270-3667 (MT) and 914-419-0270 (NY)*

*Still licensed in NY

 

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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning Kat Palmiotti you'll become accustomed after living there for awhile.... I would think your winters would be more severe, but you'll soon find out.

Oct 19, 2019 02:57 AM #1
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Kate... Montana has its own beauty when it comes to fall... and I'm delighted that you are enjoying discovering the fall season in your new home.

Oct 19, 2019 05:03 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Kat. As a city guy, jealous of your fall on either coast in the country. May be time for a day trip to the country. Enjoy the view.

Oct 19, 2019 05:06 AM #3
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning Kat - I had no idea that tamarack pines dropped their needles. I learn something every day here on Active Rain. I've been loving your pictures of Kalispell and the surrounding areas.

Oct 19, 2019 05:07 AM #4
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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It looks beautiful at your new Autumn surroundings. I'm surprised that you don't feel the cold that I am experiencing here on the East Coast...

Oct 19, 2019 05:17 AM #5
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kat,

I learned a few new things from you this morning.  I had no idea that tamarack pines dropped their needles, and I did not know what they looked like either.  Happy for you that you have found a perfect place to dwell in.  A

Oct 19, 2019 05:22 AM #6
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Barbara Todaro - Yes, we will find out, that's true. I'll have to revisit this topic in April!

Nina Hollander - We've only been here two months (almost) but so far I'm enjoying everything!

 

Oct 19, 2019 05:44 AM #7
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Kat Palmiotti
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Wayne Martin - Go for it!

I didn't know about the Tamarack either Lottie Kendall and thank you for your comment about the pictures.

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - The lack of humidity seems to be making a big difference. Plus my hair is no longer frizzy. Ha.

 

Oct 19, 2019 05:45 AM #8
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Kat Palmiotti
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Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel (A). I'm learning a lot about items in nature!

Oct 19, 2019 05:46 AM #9
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Brian England
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Our Fall colors come from the license plates, rather than the leaves, haha.  We start seeing a lot of cold weather state license plates driving around this time of the year.

Oct 19, 2019 06:14 AM #10
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Sharon Lee
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Sounds like you are enjoying discovering lots of wonderful things in your new home area. The drier air does affect the feeling of cold or heat. I don't miss the east coast humidity.

Oct 19, 2019 06:20 AM #11
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Kat - isn't it interesting to see and experience the seasonal change in different places.  It's especially nice when they arrive with a surprise.  Great photos and commentary.  

Oct 19, 2019 10:36 AM #12
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon Kat Palmiotti - yellow is a nice fall color.  Itsn't it amazing how humidity affects how hot or cold we are?  I would walk outside in Arizona in a LS shirt in May and not sweat!

Oct 19, 2019 10:52 AM #13
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Will Hamm
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Good Afternoon Kat,  I am should you will love the area and the autumn leaves and all the animals!

 

Oct 19, 2019 11:30 AM #14
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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This is really the best time of year. I bet you are excited on your new journey!

Oct 21, 2019 07:24 AM #15
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Good Morning, Kat!

Gosh your new profile photo is stunning! You look gorgeous! Red is a great color on you too. I love to read the stories you're sharing about your new life in Montana. Vicariously, I read with interest and curiousity. 

I am very familiar with Tamarack Trees from living in Northern, IL. They are very special trees and in the spring, their pink cones will definitely perk you up! Although an endangered tree in IL, I hope they grow in abundance for you and to have so many in your location is really special! I had to take my kids to the Volo Bog Nature Center to see and appreciate them. 

As the years go by, you're going to have a lot of material to write about. I wish happiness that continues to burst like colorful leaves you remember from living in the North East with exciting new discoveries every single day.

I am truly happy for you and Anthony. Happy Monday!

Nov 04, 2019 08:32 AM #16
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Kat Palmiotti
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Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ! I actually took photos in red, blue, black and brown and decided I liked the red best. Thank you for your compliment. 

We have a ton of tamarack trees all over the place. I hope they continue to grow in abundance!

Thank you for your friendship!

Nov 04, 2019 12:23 PM #17
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Kat Palmiotti
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Brian England - that's funny that your colors come from license plates! You'd have to hang them on a tree to have the same effect!

Sharon Lee - I don't miss the humidity either. I'm surprised what a huge difference it makes in how hot or cold it feels. I definitely prefer dry air.

Nov 04, 2019 12:25 PM #18
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Thank you Michael Jacobs !

Grant Schneider - Yes, humidity is a huge factor. You can drag in 75 degree weather in one place and fly around with no problem in another. 

Will Hamm - so far I love everything.... except my inability so far to find provolone chunks.

Nov 04, 2019 12:27 PM #19
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Kat Palmiotti
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - So far every season has been amazing here - I am looking forward to seeing what spring is like!

Nov 04, 2019 12:27 PM #20
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