Post 4: I am Grateful For Fall In Sedona

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty NRDS # 146013739

During This Thanksgiving Season,

I Am Grateful For Fall in Sedona

Introduction

This is my final entry into the November 2022 Gratitude Challenge hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS. I wanted to take a different approach to the annual gratitude challenge. Rather than talk about typical things, I am thankful for each and every day, such as clients, ActiveRain, family, and friends.

Looking For That Fresh Approach

I was looking for a fresh approach. My first post was about finding out I had my first child and my Thanksgiving announcement. My second post was about our Sedona Dark Skies and how we ended up in Sedona. Coincidently, I posted it after the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse. My third post was about why I was grateful for HVAC in Sedona. I took it for granted, and I now have a whole new perspective on the importance of the HVAC!

So that brings me to today's topic. Our Sedona color has just peaked. There are still a few trees with vibrant colors, but most of the leaves will be on the ground by December. Fall is MY season, and I love everything about it! I love the crisp air, clear skies, the changing of the leaves, and the anticipation of the upcoming holidays. What's not to love?

There have been years, as noted by the following image, where the fall color was still on my Japanese Maple tree in December. Unfortunately, we had a late freeze this year after the tree started to bloom. It did affect the growth. Also, we had plenty of rain during our monsoon. This does affect how the trees' color develops. I noticed a lot of trees in the neighborhood started the process much earlier than usual.

November 22, 2022

Current Image of Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple comparison

Japanese Maple - September 2005

Japanese Maple from Sept 2005

Fall Color In Sedona

Autumn or Fall Color is plentiful in Sedona and all of Northern Arizona. The color progresses from north to south, so the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff get the first taste of fall color. This is usually in early to mid-October. As the weather gets cooler, the color progresses to Oak Creek Canyon. One of the most popular places to visit is West Fork Trail. In the video, you will see Oak Creek Canyon from Midgley Bridge. The color proceeds to Sedona by mid to late October and into November. It is a beautiful time of the year and another reason why we get many visitors, who will enjoy hiking in the cooler weather.

Late Fall Color

59 sec. Video

Happy Thanksgiving

Enjoying Thanksgiving Season

Comments (37)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Beth Atalay - Thank you.  I am glad you enjoyed the colors of Sedona.  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Nov 25, 2022 07:42 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael Jacobs - You got it right.  Each season brings something new and exciting! 

Nov 25, 2022 07:44 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - Thank you.  As you know, sometimes (especially with wild life) we have a once in a lifetime shot.  Being in the right place at the right time, and, oh yes, with a camera!

Nov 25, 2022 07:46 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX.  I came from an area with minimal seasonal changes so I do appreciate our fall colors. I am glad you like them too!

Nov 25, 2022 07:48 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed Silva - Of course, it is not the northeast but we do get our share of color. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 25, 2022 07:50 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lise Howe - I like to add Wilson Creek Almond Champagne to our Thanksgiving table. Haha

Nov 25, 2022 07:51 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Thank you so much.  This year, these posts seemed to call out to me.  I did not have to struggle to come up with an idea.  I enjoyed reading many of the entries.  It is a special challenge!

Nov 25, 2022 07:54 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - Yes, we are part of the choir!  I spent over 4 decades in Southern California. I watched it grow and grow.  The one thing that CA has that Arizona does not have is the ocean. I do miss our weekend cruising to all the different beaches, but it is a trade off.  Have a great holiday weekend.

Nov 25, 2022 08:00 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - Thank you. I have noticed over the years that spring and summer weather plays into the fall colors. It did take a while to figure that out! I hope you had a memorable Thanksgiving as well. 

Nov 25, 2022 08:02 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat Palmiotti - and thank you for checking out the post you missed.  My thoughts were to take a different approach when I started this challenge and then I saw your explanation and felt it was a confirmation of this idea.  I hope you are looking forward to a relaxing holiday weekend.

Nov 25, 2022 08:06 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wayne Martin - very profound!  You hit it on the head.  It is all about that spark and spice that nature provides. Have a great weekend ahead!

Nov 25, 2022 08:08 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brian England - We are lucky to have only a couple of hours between our two paradises.  Sedona is starting to rival the Grand Canyon in tourism so hopefully many more will visit... (Just not at the same time!)  haha

Nov 25, 2022 08:10 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Joan Cox - Thank you - Our climate patterns are not two unlike.  We probably get a little warmer in summer and not quite as cold in winter.  But I am only 20 minutes from the edge of the Colorado Plateau.

Nov 25, 2022 08:13 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400.  I am glad you enjoy them! Have a fabulous Long Island weekend!

Nov 25, 2022 08:14 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you Will Hamm - more of the same right back at you! Happy weekend.

Nov 25, 2022 08:15 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you Roy - I hope your holiday weekend is special.

Nov 25, 2022 08:16 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I absolutely love it when you share your gorgeous fall colors with us, Sheri! Your Sedona is absolutely stunning - any time of the year. One day (soon, I hope) we'll take a hike across country and because you are such an amazing ambassador to Sedona, we will be making sure Sedona is on our itinerary! 

We had an incredible show of colors here in the Charlotte area this year too! We haven't seen foliage as brilliant as it was (and the reds are still gorgeous) in several years. While I'm out and about, all over the Charlotte metro all week, I have a favorite foliage photo from a recent shot off of my back porch. 

Charlotte fall foliage 2022

Thank you again for your participation in this month's challenge. I loved your approach and every single one of your posts of gratitude!

Nov 26, 2022 07:19 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheri:

What a beautiful tribute to the fall colors at your home and in Sedona. Your photos are stunning, especially of your Japanese Maple over the years.

I hope and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jeff

Nov 28, 2022 04:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sheri yes I have been preaching to the Choir now with that said loved the Squirrel photo:)Endre

Nov 28, 2022 11:26 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Fall colors are so very vibrant, the trees are all dressed in their final hues for the season to welcome in winter. Wonderful localism post, Sheri!

Nov 30, 2022 02:24 PM