Saturday's Shots - Incredible Foliage in Charlotte 2022

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Saturday's Shots - Incredible Foliage in Charlotte 2022

I mentioned to George Souto that I often thought of him when I awaken to a gorgeous fall foliage show. I don't always capture shots of our view but, on occasion, I remember my camera when I head out for my morning walk.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® wrote a post of gratitude about fall in Sedona which also reminded me to share our spectacular foliage this year!

This was not taken this week but, we are still seeing brilliant reds this week which, North Carolinians will tell you, historically means we are in for a cold winter - one cold enough to kill, not only bacteria & viruses but, annoying pests in and around our homes. Those neusances, in our area of late, include stink bugs, beatles, red ants, household ants and more. 

Charlotteans are hopeful we get that super cold winter that is predicted to eliminate all of the 'southern bugs' we have been seeing more and more in recent years. If our stunning foliage this year is a true indicator, I'm up for a cold winter too!

Happy Saturday!


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Comments (13)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe, yes what an awesome photo and indeed we corelate to George Souto  and Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  when it comes to photography of foliage:) Having lived decades on the east coast I can relate to these beautiful changing of the colors.... maybe I will start next year and show our color changes.... since most people do not think there are Four Seasons in LA:) Endre

Nov 26, 2022 10:17 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

LOL I have heard about your amazing four seasons and we share that here as well, Endre Barath, Jr.  That is one of our big 'attractions' to our area as it seems that it's not all that common in other parts of the nation. I'm not a huge fan of winter but, this year, I'm looking forward to a hard cold to get rid of some of these pests.


The red ants have taken over a corner of my garden and thankfully, they did so after 'harvest.' If they hadn't, I would not be tending that end of the garden until they were gone!! My mother had an anaphylactic reaction to a sting from them when they first became a nuisance here in the US. So, they are scary!

Nov 26, 2022 10:26 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debe, we are freezing right now 53 degrees outside, those ants are indeed scarry and all I can say is ouch since it is a public platform:))

Nov 26, 2022 10:35 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

HaHa! Yes, that's an understatement, Endre Barath, Jr.!

You won't believe this but, it's 52º here in Charlotte right now - just checked my watch! I am ready for a hard freeze though - I want those ants GONE! 🤹‍♀️

Nov 26, 2022 10:54 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Debe Maxwell, CRS  it was brutal last night dropped all the way to 48 when we woke up this morning....

Nov 27, 2022 11:38 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is the time of year that you need to catch the foliage before it goes away and get some good pictures or paint them

Nov 26, 2022 11:56 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

We lost a TON of leaves this weekend as the winds were furious here in Charlotte, Laura Cerrano! I'm thankful I had several from last week for keepsake! 

Nov 27, 2022 08:59 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Debe.I am not a fan of cold weather but if it will eliminate the nuisance  of bugs, bring it on! Enjoy your day.

Nov 27, 2022 03:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

LOL Me either, Wayne Martin - in fact, I do NOT like cold weather at all! But, as you said, it'll be worth being rid of those pesky bugs!

Nov 27, 2022 09:00 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debe - our foliage is now long gone.  It has been cold here as well.  True it does kill the pests as long as your house is sealed and they don't get in.

Nov 27, 2022 04:33 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

We lost a LOT of it today, Grant Schneider! I can't BELIEVE how windy it was all-day-LONG! I'm sad that we lost a lot of the foliage but, hopefully we still have some red color around town. I'll see tomorrow!

Nov 27, 2022 09:07 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Those are amazing colors!  I don't see that type of color change in my immediate area but heading up north a bit, like where Sheri Sperry - MCNE® lives we can see it.

Nov 27, 2022 04:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Charlotte is incredibly 'green' and our foliage is normally gorgeous but, this year, it's been over-the-top AMAZING! At every turn, in every nook & cranny, you see breathtaking color this year. I have taken so many shots of the color this year...another thing to be grateful for, right?!!

Brian England 

Nov 27, 2022 09:10 PM
Brian England

Yes, we always have so much to be thankful for!

Nov 28, 2022 05:34 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I hope you get your wish for cold weather! We had stink bugs here in the warm Fall but they're all gone now!

Nov 27, 2022 04:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Funny but, I was doing a little work in my garage earlier today and saw a stink bug on the outside wall of the garage. I quickly shut the door to avoid him getting in! I'm all about a hard cold now - and I'm looking forward to them being gone here too, Kat Palmiotti!

Nov 27, 2022 09:25 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Thank you for the post, I enjoyed it. Have a wonderful Sunday, it all starts back tomorrow.  Bill

Nov 27, 2022 05:34 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Thank you, Bill Salvatore - East Valley! I hope you have a great week ahead! Sell a house tomorrow!!

Nov 27, 2022 09:25 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Debe that is a beautiful shot.  It would be great to see the change in colors throughout the country and how they differ from one region to another.

Nov 27, 2022 05:57 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

It really is! I hear some say that they leaves are gone in other part of the country. Until today, we still had a ton of them! Today, the wind has been fierce - in fact, the lake had white caps on it! So, we lost more than I had hoped we would during this weekend's storms, George Souto.

Nov 27, 2022 09:26 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a beautiful photo, Debe. I love that we can enjoy fall colors this late in the year.

Meantime, I've put my Christmas decorations up this weekend and your Advent Calendar is in my office waiting on December 1st. It puts a smile on my face each year.

Nov 27, 2022 06:23 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Our mild climate typically allows color extending farther than other areas but, this year, it's been incredibly breathtaking, Nina Hollander, Broker! The park around Belk's HQ was one of my favorite spots - just gorgeous color.

I'm so glad you're enjoying your advent calendar. I know your home is decorated beautifully!

Nov 27, 2022 09:28 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

this is a beautiful photograph - our trees are pretty much bare here - glad you have such pretty color still! 

Nov 27, 2022 06:53 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Ours lost a ton of leaves this weekend - especially today, Lise Howe. I cannot believe the fierce winds we had and the leaves (which we have very few in our backyard overlooking the lake) are piled incredibly HIGH right now! 

We certainly did enjoy several weeks of splendor though!

Nov 27, 2022 09:30 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debe and Ray  and thank you for a great blog to share with us here in the Rain.  Make it a great day!

Nov 27, 2022 09:00 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Thanks, Will Hamm

Sorry about your Broncos today! We were stunned by the Panther victory! We had friends in town for the weekend who attended and we swear they were our good luck charms! LOL

Nov 27, 2022 09:32 PM