During This Thanksgiving Season,
I Am Grateful For Fall in Sedona
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
Japanese Maple - September 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