Pacific Northwest Road Trip

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandpoint Realty LLC DB36113

As many of you I am sure are aware of, Joan Cox is currently on a Pacific Northwest Road Trip and sharing photos of her trip along the way.

Sandpoint Idaho Naples Mobil Park

A recent post stated how she was surprised there are no changing of colors yet.  I have noticed the same here in North Idaho.  My personal feelings are that we did not have the harsh summer temps we had last year in North Idaho.  Nor have we been inundated with smoke from fires.  


Above photo is first sprinkling of color seen at my yard.  Oddly enough this is virtually the only tree showing signs of fall.  You would think there would be a sprinkling, of colors to come, thru-out all the trees or at least some.  Either way Fall is around the corner and coming fast.


September in Sandpoint Idaho is special.  While the warmer summer temperatures will still be fighting to stay, the cool, to cold nights, and shorter days will prevail.  My favorite time of year, to be honest, as we head into winter. 


Would you like to experience the 4 seasons of North Idaho?  Contact me for any questions you may have regarding homes and/or vacant land in the Sandpoint Idaho areas. 

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Mark Don McInnes

208 255-6227

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Mark Don McInnes - Sandpoint Realty LLC



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Comments (15)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

When I stepped into my garden this morning, I noticed the tomato plants were beginning to show their age.  It's hard to believe it's September already.  It won't be long before leaves begin to turn color.

Sep 04, 2022 03:55 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Mark:

Guess I somehow missed that Joan was on a trip. Hopefully she is writing about it - will check it out.

We are starting to see the fall signs, too. Certainly the days are getting shorter!


Sep 04, 2022 04:38 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hi Mark, they said in Calgary the leaves haven't started yet due to the temps being warm at night still.   Your tree does look like it is changing.   

Sep 04, 2022 05:20 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Mark- We still have warm days and night temps so I don't know when we'll see changes in the leaves. This is the time of year when I look forward to George Souto's Changes in Fall Colors posts!!

Sep 04, 2022 05:35 PM
June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Ellicott City, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

There is no normal, the wildfires are in different places, hurricane season is late, so many things this year are different.

Sep 04, 2022 07:53 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I did enjoy our family trip to Northern Idaho in August, we had a lot of fun Mark 😎

Sep 04, 2022 09:14 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I can't believe you're already talking about fall!  Seems like summer is still in full swing.

Sep 05, 2022 12:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Mark.

Enjoy the holiday and have an outstanding week.

Sep 05, 2022 03:51 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

It's still been warm here in Montana - my tomatoes are FINALLY turning red, my eggplants are finally getting big, etc. We had a very cold spring and then a hot summer and it's been a weird summer weather wise. I haven't seen any signs of Fall yet but I'm happy about that!

Sep 05, 2022 04:25 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Mark... I think your four seasons would not be quite to my taste with your cold winters, although I would love to travel to Idaho one day... it's one state of a handful I've never been to. I chose Charlotte to move to because it also had four seasons... but a very short and sweet winter!

Sep 05, 2022 05:05 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Mark,

All over the country the weather has been unusual..we've had a VERY hot summer and warm temperatures in the day and night still prevail. No fall like temperatures or changing of colors on the horizon yet!

Sep 05, 2022 05:38 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

The temperatures have been different this year, and no Fall-like sprinkling of colors yet. What I have been noticing is the summer flowers are fading away quickly.

Sep 05, 2022 07:37 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Mark and Happy Labor day and I hope you and your family are all set to have a BBQ with other friends.

Sep 05, 2022 08:31 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho also no change of color here yet, but it will be here very soon.

Sep 05, 2022 12:52 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho by the way HAPPY LABOR DAY to you.  I hope it is a very relaxing and enjoyable one!!!

Sep 05, 2022 12:53 PM