Thankful Thoughts #4 - Fall Color In Sedona

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Thankful Thoughts 

When Does Color Peak In Sedona Arizona?

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Thankful For Fall In the Cottages At Coffeepot

I love Autumn. So, it stands to reason that every year I would be very thankful for this season.  

Recap of 'Thankful Thoughts' Posts

To start this series, my first 'Thankful Thoughts' was about my grandson - "Farewell Halloween Until We Meet Again."  I reminisced about my grandson's first few Halloweens and how cute he looked. I am grateful to be a part of his life growing up.  

My second post was "Thankful Thoughts - A Very Special Thanksgiving."  My first born was announced at Thanksgiving dinner in our new home. This was a special holiday that I will never forget. 

Last week's post was "Thankful Thoughts - Meditation In The New Moon."  I discussed how I meditate and plan my month right after the new moon. I have been doing this every moon cycle since September 2017.  The practice allows me to be grateful for what is to come.   

In Past Years...

In past years, I have shown my gratitude for my clients, real estate associates, ActiveRain member, service personnel, as well as our military.  However, at this time of year the Sedona color is peaking.  It is right in your face every time you walk outside.  Every time I walk outside, I see the beauty of Mother Nature and it makes me feel gratitude and thankful to be alive. 

A Few Trees Will Hang On Until December

By December it will be over.  Of course there will be a few trees and bushes left hanging on to that fall color.  The tree, I featured in the picture above was full on Thanksgiving Day, and because we got rain and some wind, most of the leaves are on the ground.  I am glad I am thankful I took the time to take that final image.

Southern California Fall...

When I lived in Southern California for around 4 decades, I had to travel into the mountains to appreciate the fall season.  Even then, it was just a quick taste.  In Southern California, the leaves go from green to brown and at the first sign of Santa Ana winds, every brown leaf is on the ground.  

I Love The Crisp Air...

Fall in Sedona is MY Season and I love and appreciate everything about it.  I love the crisp air, clear skies, the changing of the leaves, and the anticipation of the upcoming Christmas season.  What's not to love? 

Plenty of Autumn Color Outside My Doors...

Autumn or Fall Color is plentiful in Sedona and all of northern Arizona.  As expected, the color change progresses from north to south, so the Grand Canyon Snowbowl, the White Mountains, and Flagstaff get the first taste of fall color.  This process starts in early to mid October.  

The picture below shows the color from Midgley Bridge about five-minutes north of Uptown Sedona. 

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As the climate gets cooler, the color progresses into Oak Creek Canyon.  One of most popular places to visit is West Fork Trail in the canyon. Oak Creek meanders through the trail.  

 

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By mid to late October, the color change proceeds to Sedona. It is such a beautiful time of year and another reason why we get so many visitors.  Many will enjoy hiking in the cooler temperatures.  

What I See From My Home...

The 59 second video below shows the local color around my house in the courtyard or backyard.  I can open the door anytime and see the beauty of fall. 

The Image Below is Peak Color mid-November in Camp Verde

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Comments (34)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Nov 26, 2023 11:31 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®

It is always delight to be featured in your group.  Thank you!

Nov 27, 2023 10:26 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI - WE are lucky to live in Arizona and enjoy all the different climates and seasons. 

Nov 27, 2023 09:42 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Roy, 

I will not enjoy the raking either.  If those leaves get wet, they will stain the pavement in my courtyard.  So we have to act fast when they drop!

Nov 27, 2023 09:43 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - Thank you.  The color is something to see.  I am all over the Verde Valley so I get to see the changes everywhere.  But I appreciate my yard the most because I see it everyday. 

Nov 27, 2023 09:45 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you, Dorie Dillard Austin TX.   I appreciate what we have from the first day we moved here.  The feeling has not changed over the years.  

Nov 27, 2023 09:47 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - It is really rare to see snow this early.  We did have a scare one year with too much weight on the branches.  Last year, as the Japanese Maple was being to bloom we had a late frost in April and it affected the growth.  But this year was perfect. 

Nov 27, 2023 09:50 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - Thank you.

My recollection of Houston is vague.  It seems to me there was a little more color than SoCal.  I do remember a humid climate.  I am sure I would not recognize any areas now. 

Nov 27, 2023 10:02 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 - Normally there are more evergreens near the red rocks, but you can get some color contrast from the Cottonwoods that line Oak Creek near the red rocks. 

Nov 27, 2023 10:06 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS - I really appreciate that.  Sometimes, I feel like a tourist in my own backyard.  I cannot get enough of all that the seasons bring us each year. 

Nov 27, 2023 10:09 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. - As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.  I love the fall color and am blessed that most of it was on the property when we moved here.  

Nov 27, 2023 10:15 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Brian England - You make me laugh.  You are right!  It takes much cooler temps to get the sugars in the leaves to change.  However, like your area, we don't get humidity and it can go from the 30ºs to the 50ºs or 60ºs in a short time.  

Nov 27, 2023 10:20 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kat Palmiotti -  We should still see some color into December.  As you know, every year is different.  

Nov 27, 2023 10:22 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Will Hamm - Thank you for stopping by.  I wish you a great holiday season. 

Nov 27, 2023 10:23 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George Souto -  Yes.  I notice the biggest difference in contrast when we get snow.  The red rocks are much deeper in color and the evergreens and white snow really make those rocks stand out. 

Nov 27, 2023 10:25 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - We don't see a lot of red trees but what we get really stands out with the orange and yellow.  I love the leaves that have every color in them.  Those to me are the most unusual. 

Nov 27, 2023 10:29 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  we do have so much to be thankful for. I have noticed today that the colors are starting to disappear for the horizon 

Nov 27, 2023 01:44 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheri:

Your Fall colors in Sedona really are spectacular. The color contrasts of the trees with the rocks are so interesting. The nature that surrounds us is certainly something to be thankful for year-round, although Fall is certainly a very special time. Our SoCal colors do not rival yours but we enjoy them all the same.

Jeff

Nov 27, 2023 02:34 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Hannah Williams - I was looking back at previous years and found that every year is different as to when the leaves drop.   This year it is going to be sometime in December.  

Nov 29, 2023 08:35 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - You get a little more color than where I was at when I lived in SoCal.  You are right.  We are blessed to be surrounded by nature.

Nov 29, 2023 08:37 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Fall was my season back in NW IN. Now in the high desert there are few trees that change color. However the sunrises fill that void.

Dec 03, 2023 03:14 PM