Autumn Colors in Kalispell MT

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

This is a post for the "Help us Fall in love with your area" challenge that Kathy Streib is hosting. The challenge is all about sharing what makes our area special in  Autumn. So here is an overview of Montana colors in the third season of the year.

 

The Kalispell Montana area is an amazing place to be during Fall.  Having spent many years enjoying the gorgeous colors of the East Coast's Autumn, I thought I was leaving all that behind when coming to northwest Montana. I thought wrong!

 

One of the most striking characteristics of Kalispell autumn views has to do with the coniferous tree, the Larch. Also called the Tamarack , this pine tree is unique because it is also deciduous, meaning the needles turn colors and fall off every Autumn. They grow back in the Spring, and are the softest pine needles around!

 

Not only are the hillsides alive with the yellow and orange of the Larch, but if the wind blows, the air is full of pine needle rain. You haven't lived until you've stood in the midst of a needle-filled windstorm!

 

But color doesn't only come from these trees.

 

There are also Rocky Mountain Maple trees, which turn yellow, orange and/or red in the fall (unfortunately I did not get any photos this year). And there are many shrubs which turn red and cover the ground with amazing hues.

 

Finally there are the Quaking Aspens. These are yet another tree that turns yellow. As the leaves become drier, the sound when the wind blows is just heavenly. It's indescribable - you'd have to hear it to enjoy it.

 

So there you have it. Northwest Montana during the Fall is a place full of color. Come see it! Come fall in love with Fall!

 

And as always, if you want to buy or sell land or a home in Kalispell, call Kat at 406-270-3667!

 

 

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Licensed Broker, CBR®

 

eXp Realty LLC

P.O. Box 10458

Kalispell, MT 59904

 

email: kat@thehousekat.com

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Comments (47)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - Our trees are starting to get a bit sparse as well. Now they're sort of a dull orange/brownish color.

Oct 29, 2021 03:02 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Kat.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding weekend.

Oct 30, 2021 04:55 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Kat Palmiotti - it's so easy to fall in love with Montana. I love how you share wonderful stories with photographs of all the beautiful trees with explanation of what they are. I'm so happy that you're happy and that you continue to amaze me with all the places you travel in your home state. Why would you want to leave and travel to other places when this feels like home? The trees planted their roots there hundreds of years ago and they just get bigger, stronger, and more beautiful year after year. I really like how you weave great stories together about Montana and your life there too. You have a wealth of information and a willingness to share. Buyers and sellers learn a lot from you. 

Oct 30, 2021 05:13 PM
Matthew O'Hare
Osterville, MA

Autumn to me is a time of rejuvenation from the dog days of summer. It's such a treat to see the environment around us prepare itself for its winter slumber in such a beautiful manner. I only wish I prepared for my slumber each night in such grand style...

Oct 31, 2021 07:39 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Roy Kelley - I hope your weekend is wonderful!

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! I wish you were able to enjoy the Autumn here this year - maybe next!

I agree about the Autumn preparing for winter, Matthew O'Hare ! As for nighttime, that's a great wish, but I'm so tired by the time I fall into bed, I don't have time for any preparation!

Oct 31, 2021 07:50 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Kat! Oh, I totally see why you love Kalispell - especially in the fall! 

And, I've never heard of the Larch tree - what absolutely stunning colors and who ever heard of a deciduous 'pine' tree?! You definitely taught me a few things!

Thanks for participating in this month's challenge!

Oct 31, 2021 05:24 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on this post, Debe Maxwell, CRS . I appreciate you!

Nov 01, 2021 04:56 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Kat.

Have an outstanding week and a very productive November.

Nov 01, 2021 06:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It is very sad to see our fall colors laying on the ground but spring well alleviate all those bare branches once more Kat...

Nov 01, 2021 10:47 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you and you too Roy Kelley !

True, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I definitely prefer greenery.

Nov 01, 2021 11:17 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kat - Now that is is November 4th how are those trees looking now?

Nov 03, 2021 06:25 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Not so pretty now, Grant Schneider !  The larch needles that are still on the trees are more of a pale brown color. They'll be gone with a few good wind gusts!

Nov 03, 2021 08:39 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat Palmiotti - I am just guessing that at some point in your move from New York you wondered if you were making the right decision.  I am sure that did not last.  You have just picked up where you left off.  Building a home is a formidable challenge and a testament to your ability and your experience.  Fall has got to be one of your favorite seasons.  It is so beautiful.  I always regret not getting up to Montana when my uncle was the Bishop of Montana.  We had an open invitation.  Have a great November.

Nov 03, 2021 06:15 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Good morning! Believe it or not, I never wondered if I was making the right decision - it always felt right!

Enjoy your day!

Nov 04, 2021 04:50 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I don't know how I missed seeing this one, but glad I discovered it. Oh yes, your moutains are alive and outstanding with those yellow and orange colors. Must be amazing to see in person!

Nov 04, 2021 06:43 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It is, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 !!

Nov 04, 2021 11:13 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Kat,  the colors are absolutely striking right now with their contrasts so vivid.  Enjoy your weekend.  Mark

Nov 05, 2021 05:04 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho - I hope you enjoy your weekend as well!

Nov 05, 2021 06:05 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

It's fun to watch the transition of colors at this time of year - so stunning at times!

Nov 07, 2021 04:41 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It is, Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 !

Nov 07, 2021 06:15 PM