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Lake Norman Real Estate’s June 2012 Wallpaper Calendar

 

Lake Norman attracts home buyers from quite far away.  I have had clients from literally all over the U.S. plus Russia, Sweden, England and Australia!  One of the hardest things to explain to buyers during their first visit is the vast array of types of lots, homes, neighborhoods, towns and counties that all call Lake Norman home.

When I drove by this small farm on John Connor Rd (and across the street from The Peninsula) in Cornelius I realized it would be the perfect photo to use to exemplify our diversity.  If you look out to the lake on the right hand side you can see the large estates and lovely boat docks located in the gated community of Connor Quay.  Such is the fun of living in Lake Norman.  If you want to be in an exclusive community we have plenty of those.  But if you are like me and enjoy driving by a horse farm or two on the way home Lake Norman offers neighborhoods like this as well.

One last thing about this photo.  Note the color of our dirt.  Yes, it is really that red and is actually more like clay than dirt.  But, as you can clearly see, it doesn’t hinder gardening or even farming for that matter! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s May 2012 Wallpaper Calendar

 

If you are a sunset person, then you will love Lake Norman.  Every evening offers a unique version of the photo above which I took recently at one of my waterfront listings.  Sometimes they offer a stunning contrast of the colors of a brilliant fire reflected in a dark layer of glass like this one.  Other times our sunset are soft pastel pinks, blues and yellows:

 

I have a special group of tools with me at all times when showing waterfront properties one of which is a tape measure to see how deep the water is at the dock and the other is a compass to determine exactly where the sun rises and sets. Some waterfront home-buyers definitely want sunsets while others want to avoid the afternoon sun and prefer sunrises.  With 520 miles of shoreline and myriad peninsulas, Lake Norman offers plenty of options for either of the above and everything in between! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s April 2012 Wallpaper Calendar is Here!

Without a doubt, April is my favorite month here on Lake Norman. This year’s unseasonably warm weather accentuated the annual burst of life that we enjoy every April.  Blossoms are everywhere as our trees go from sticks to fully leafed out.  Blossoming Cherry Trees (like the one above) are joined by plum, apricot, crabapple, Rosebuds and, of course, our spectacular Dogwoods.  Bright yellow Forsythia bushes and daffodils are quickly followed by the showy pick flowers of Loropedalums, Spireas.  And then, the Azaleas burst with color all over the lake shoreline.  The skis are bright blue, temperatures are mild enough for avid boaters.  Life is good! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s March 2012 Wallpaper Calendar is Here!

 

Lake Norman Waterfront Shoreline at Dusk Photo for Calendar

Awwww, another day in paradise here on Lake Norman!  I took this photo at dusk from the dock of a property I listed this past Saturday which sold with multiple offers in 3 hours! Yes, our Lake Norman housing market is improving.  (I’ll write a separate post about this sale).   Last month’s calendar photo was a main channel view.  This photo is of a very wide cove which opens to the main channel.  The homes in the photo are located in Connor Quay, a small luxury gated community adjacent to The Peninsula in Cornelius.  The benefit of a location like this one is that you have stunning views including sunsets but you are off the main channel far enough to be spared from the wear and tear on your dock and the noise at peak boating times in the summer.

This photo was taken just a bit later and I turned towards the main channel but I was standing in the exact same spot as the photo above. Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s February 2012 Calendar is here!

 I was previewing Lake Norman waterfront properties last week on a spectacularly beautiful day and decided to take some photos.  This is about as good as it gets for what we call “main channel” views.  At the southern portion, the main channel of Lake Norman widens out quite a bit which creates these vast, wide open water views.  As you travel to the north side of the Brawley Peninsula, the main channel narrows a bit and curves around our many peninsulas making the main channel views quite different; a bit more private.

And yes, that is a real palm tree!  Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s January 2012 Wallpaper Calendar is Here!

 

My favorite time to visit the gorgeous beaches along the coast of North Carolina is actually anytime but summer!  As I was searching for a great photo of Lake Norman in the winter I kept thinking I don’t really want to look at a photo all month with bare trees or snow.  Don’t get me wrong, Lake Norman is wonderful at this time of year.  Our Carolina Blue Skies and sparkling water make for some great photos.  But, I kept coming back to the beach.  Perhaps it is due to my recent visit to Wilmington: Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s December 2011 Wallpaper Calendar: Happy Holidays!

 

Wow, I can’t believe December is here!

In the Lake Norman area our gorgeous hardwood trees are now bare and most of our perennial flowers are going into hibernation for the winter.  But, our Fescue lawns are still bright green and pansies bring new color to entrances to subdivisions and shopping areas.

The good news is that because of the bare trees our views of the lake have never been better! During these next 4 months, homes with “seasonal views” will truly enjoy the best of Lake Norman. Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s November 2011 Wallpaper Calendar

 

 

Fall has definitely arrived in Lake Norman.  The 520 miles of shoreline are lined with shades of green, yellow, organge and red as our gorgeous hardwood trees respond to the cooler weather and shorter days.  The Maples turned first this year so you will see firey brilliant reds and oranges framed by green Popular and Pine trees.

It’s time to plan Thanksgiving dinner! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s October 2011 Wallpaper Calendar is Here!

Looking Glass Rock in the Blue Ridge Mountains

As beautiful as it is right here in Lake Norman in October, taking a trip up to the Blue Ridge Mountains to see the fall colors is a ritual for many folks who live anywhere near the Appalachian Mountains.

If you live in Lake Norman, the mountains are only an hour and a half away so you can easily make it a day trip if you are limited in time.  My favorite town is definitely Asheville which is not only at the Blue Ridge Parkway but where you can also enjoy a visit to The Biltmore or a stay at the beautiful Grove Park Inn. According to the Asheville Fall Color Forecast the trees are just starting to turn due to the later warm weather. Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s September 2011 Wallpaper Calendar is Here!

 

With the 38th Annual Carolina BalloonFest just around the corner,  I was thrilled to receive this stunning photo taken by one of our readers and a local Lake Norman resident, Terri Shoemaker.   She took this photo of a hot air balloon barely clearing the trees on our Lake Norman shoreline from a moving vehicle.  Wow! Thank you to Terri for allowing me to use this as our September calendar photo! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s July 2011 Wallpaper Calendar is Here!

 Lake Norman real estate's July 2011 calendar

 It’s July in beautiful Lake Norman which is obviously a glorious month to enjoy boating and water sports.  But, hey, go fly a kite!  With the breezes on and around the lake, all you have to do is find a spot without trees (which may be a bit of a challenge given our abundance of gorgeous trees) and off they will go.  I haven’t tried to fly one off of our boat but since windsurfing and sailing are so successful I have to believe flying kites from a boat would be great fun too. Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s June 2011 Calendar

Lake Norman Real Estate's June 2011 Calendar

Before moving to Lake Norman in 2005, I had no idea how big golf was in the Tarheel State.  (North Carolina of course!).  I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that I don’t play golf but, in any event, even I am impressed with the number and variety of beautiful golf courses surrounding Lake Norman.  From the Greg Norman designed course at The Point, The Peninsula Club  in Cornelius and other prestigious courses to the public courses like the one in Mooresville, one can’t drive too far without seeing glimpes of the expansive lush, green grass of a golf course. Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s May 2011 Wallpaper Calender is Here!

 

Lake Norman boating calendar

May is the month when Lake Norman truly comes back to life.  We have already had some days in the high 80 degrees this year and I now hear the familiar sound of happy squeals of children as they ride behind their parents’ boats on various tubes and make-you-dizzy contraptions.  From sailing to kayaking to Jet Skis, Lake Norman has entered its boating and recreational season which usually lasts well in to October.

Most boat owners who have wet docks will either have lifts to keep them out of the water in the winter or, if a pontoon boat, we leave them in the water year-round.  Either way, it is easy to move into action as soon as weather permits! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s April 2011 Wallpaper Calendar

Lake Norman Real Estate's Calendar April 2011

One of the best discoveries I have made since moving to Lake Norman NC has been the abundance of wildlife we have; from the gorgeous and great variety of birds to deer, squirrels, chipmunks, raccoon, bunnies, and even an occasional fox, beaver and muskrat to name a few.  An avid gardener, I have such fun working in my Certified Wildlife Habitat garden!

For me, the easiest and most satisfying additions to a Lake Norman garden are the many plants that attract butterflies like, of course, Butterfly Bushes, Lantana, and Cone Flowers.  Many times overlooked but equally as important are the butterfly host plants like the Milkweed/Butterfly Weed shown above.  These serve as home to the caterpillars who create their cocoons on these easy-to-grow plants.

Want to learn more?  Come visit me on April 16th (2011) at the Lake Norman Backyard Wildlife Fair being held at the McGuire Nuclear Station.  There will be all sorts of interesting booths providing information on our local wildlife, native plants as well as the different organizations like Lake Norman Wildlife Conservation and my booth for the Wild Over Lake Norman Organization.  Our goal is to make all of Lake Norman qualify as a National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat.  Drop by an learn how easy it is to have your garden designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s March 2011 Wallpaper Calendar

Lake Norman calendar photo

My life here in Lake Norman actually started with a photo very similar to the one above.  When I think back it is amazing to think how a photo of wild horses on the beach in the Outer Banks would change my life.  The photo inspired my discovery process about the state of North Carolina (We were living in California at the time and had no thoughts of moving) which resulted in our move to Lake Norman less than a year later!

The beaches along the coast of North Carolina are particularly striking to me because of the windswept look of their beautifully clean sand and sparkling ocean. From kite flying to hunting for seashells to just sitting and enjoying the gorgeous views, our North Carolina shorelines are just another reason to move to Lake Norman! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s February 2011 Wallpaper Calendar

 

Lake Norman Real Estate's February 2011 Calendar Photo

 One of the wonderful benefits of this unusually cold winter has been the absolute plethora of birds feeding in my Lake Norman Wildlife Habitat garden!   From yellow finches (a bit drab right now) to gorgeous bright red Cardinals to Woodpeckers with their stunning red heads, it is such fun just looking out the windows.  While we have had Blue Birds nest here in the spring, I have never seen the males such a brilliant shade of blue as they are right now.  They were my inspiration for this month’s calender.  Hopefully it will remind you all that spring is just a few months away! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s January 2011 Wallpaper Calendar is Here!

New Beginnings Lake Norman Real Estate Calendar January 2010

 

I wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all of you who read this blog…from past and future clients to those just interested in learning more about the Lake Norman real estate market…for making 2010 one of the very best years of my now almost 20 years in real estate.  I couldn’t have done it without all of your support.  Thank you so very much!

My New Year’s resolution is to help make your 2011 the best possible.   Here is a toast to new beginnings and the infinite opportunities that await us all!

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s December Calendar is Here!

Lake Norman Real Estate's December 2010 Calendar

December is a peaceful month on Lake Norman.  Most of our deciduous trees have gone dormant so the homes along our shorelines are now more visible and those of us with “seasonal water views” can now look out our windows and enjoy the beauty of our Lake Norman every day!

I hope you all have a wonderful, safe, and happy holiday season! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s November 2010 Calender is Here!

Fall colors on Lake Norman calendar

November in Lake Norman is our last chance to see our beautifully treed shoreline with myriad green, red, yellow and orange hues.  Usually by Thanksgiving our trees are bare and our sleepy gardens offer just a few colorful plants and our indestructible pansies.  Today is another perfect, fall day with a high of 70 degrees and brilliant, Carolina Blue Skies! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s October 2010 Calendar

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After an unusually hot summer, Lake Norman is enjoying some much needed rain and wonderfully cool temperatures.  While Lake Norman is exceptionally beautiful in the fall, hugged by our abundance of hardwood tress in myriad hues of yellows, oranges and reds, October is also a perfect time to take the quick 90-mile drive up to the Blue Ridge Highway.  (Or, take the Great Smokey Mountain Train!).  The photo above is typical of the views along the Blue Ridge.  Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s September 2010 Wallpaper Calendar is here!

Lake Norman calendar with sailboat

 Lake Norman is known for its remarkable sunsets.  As a matter of fact, many of my Lake Norman waterfront buyers will choose a west facing home just for the opportunity to enjoy daily, spectacular sunsets.

But, don’t under estimate our sunrises either!  I took this photo last fall early one morning.  As is sometimes the case, at dawn the lake is blanketed with a beautiful foggy mist.  (As in my photo below).  When the sun rises, the mist gives way to a crystal clear sheen as in my photo above.

Lake Norman sunrise

To make your desktop calendar, go to the round button at the top of this site’s home page entitled: “Lake Norman Calendar”.  Click on this button and up will come an image of my Lake Norman photo wallpaper calender for September 2010.  All you have to do is right click and select “set as background”.  If you would like a copy of this photo without the calendar, just send me an email.   Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s August 2010 Desktop Calendar is Here!

 Lake Norman Real Estate's August 2010 Calendar

 It is hard to believe it is already August!

Here in Lake Norman, August is the last month of our hottest weather and the final days for kids before school starts at the end of the month. After record heat in June and a number of pretty warm days in July, this first week of August is looking to be perfect weather to be out on the lake or even working in the garden. (Today it is only 75%!).  I hope all of you take time to sit back in a chair and simply relax.  Hopefully this photo is an inspiration for you to do just that! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s July 2010 Wallpaper Calendar is Here!

 Lake Norman real estate Calendar

 Today is July 1st  and another wonderfully cool day in Lake Norman after several weeks of unusually hot weather.  This is ideal weather for all of our Lake Norman areas sports and recreation.  What a perfect day to be out on the lake boating, cycling, playing tennis, having a picnic with family and friends, and, oh yes, GOLFING.  I owe all of you avid golfers out there an apology because despite the fact that we have an amazing number of beautiful golf courses in and around the Lake Norman area, I rarely mention golf on this blog.   I have never played golf, perhaps out of a fear that I would get addicted to the game and I simply don’t have enough time to devote to a new sport.

So, in honor of all of you golfers I chose this month’s photo.  I hope you like it! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s June Wallpaper Calendar is for the Birds!

Lake Norman Heron photo

 Life in Lake Norman NC in June is all about the lake.  If you are a boater, skier, sailor or an enthusiast of myriad other water sports and recreation, most likely the lake will be your home away from home this month.

But there is another side of Lake Norman’s gifts to us lucky enough to live here and that is the flora and fauna; the wonders of mother nature.  Thanks to the growing efforts by Duke Energy AND many passionate residents, our lake continues to be home to an incredible array of wildlife, both furry and with feathers!

One of my favorites is the Blue Heron.  If you are lucky, you might see a Blue Heron walking along the shoreline or taking majestic flight like the photo above.  Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s May 2010 Desktop Calendar is here!

Lake Norman Real Estate's May 2010 Calendar

 Today is May 1st  and another beautiful day in Lake Norman. Our weather is perfect, our gardens have been refreshed for summer and now it is time to get out on the lake and have some fun.  This is why we all moved here!

Lake Norman truly comes alive in May.  While I have been seeing many boats out already, the weather in May provides endless days with our Carolina Blue Skies, gentle breezes and mild temperatures.  Quite a few of my clients are avid sailors so this photos is particularly for them and all of you sailors out there.  Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s April 2010 Calendar is here!

Lake Norman Real Estate's April 2010 Calendar

Spring is here!  Just in the last two weeks our entire Lake Norman area has sprung to life.  Blossoming trees line the streets and adorn gardens.  Bright yellow forsythia and daffodils are in full bloom and all of our plants and trees are budding.  It is supposed to be 80 degrees this afternoon!

Here is a photo I took yesterday in Huntersville: Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s February 2010 Wallpaper Calendar is Here!

Lake Norman Real Estate's February 2010 Calendar

 So, what in the world does a curious Red-Eyed Frog have to do with Lake Norman?  Honestly?  Absolutely nothing…I just thought he was cute!

I actually sent three photos to my web designer:  One was some roses for Valentines’ Day, one was a beautiful photo of a rock formation in Canada signifying the upcoming Winter Olympics and finally this little frog.  I guess cute won out over relevancy.  Considering the current economic struggles it isn’t such a bad thing to have a little fun.

I promise to return to Lake Norman photos next month but I hope at least some of you will enjoy my frog!

To make your desktop calendar, go to the round button at the top of this site’s home page entitled: “Lake Norman Calendar”.  Click on this button and up will come an image of my Lake Norman photo wallpaper calender for February 2010.  All you have to do is right click and select “set as background”.

While I have great fun taking pictures of Lake Norman, I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…

Articles of Interest

Lake Norman Real Estate:  What are “Seasonal” waterviews?

Lake Norman NC has Snow Skiing too!

Lake Norman Real Estate: How YOU can search for Lake Norman’s ”distressed properties”!

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s January 2010 Wallpaper Calendar is Here!

Lake Norman Real Estate's Jan2010 Wallpaper Calendar Preview

Wow, not only is it time for the Lake Norman Real Estate’s new monthly wallpaper calendar, it is also the start of a new year!

This past December brought the greater Lake Norman area as well as much of the country an early dose of winter.  While some winters Lake Norman has hardly a dusting of snow, several weeks ago we got about 4″ in Mooresville and a great deal more up in our mountains.  Not that I am complaining. Living most of my life in California, I still look at every snow fall as an exciting adventure much to the amusement of my clients and friends from the Northeast and Midwest! Continue reading

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s December 2009 Calendar is Here!

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 December is upon us here in Lake Norman and with it comes crisp clear “Carolina Blue” skies, cool temperatures (It got down to 38 degrees this morning but warmed up to 62 degrees this afternoon) and the return of “seasonal waterviews”.  With the trees now bare those of us whose Lake Norman homes have “seasonal waterviews” have seen our views transformed from thick and beautiful trees to expansive views of Lake Norman!

For this month’s calendar I chose this photo of our North Carolina bird the Cardinal because of its naturally beautiful red feathers.  Perfect for this holiday season!

To make your desktop calendar, go to the round button at the top of this site’s home page entitled: “Lake Norman Calendar”.  Click on this button and up will come an image of my Lake Norman photo wallpaper calender for December 2009.  All you have to do is right click and select “set as background”.

Enjoy and best wishes for the holidays!

 

While I have great fun taking pictures of Lake Norman, I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…

Articles of Interest

Lake Norman Real Estate:  What are “Seasonal” waterviews?

Lake Norman NC has Snow Skiing too!

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Lake Norman Real Estate: Sunrise Photos on Lake Norman

Lake Norman Sunrise in the fall 2009

 

The weather has been perfect ever since the heavy rain and winds left our Lake Norman area late last week.  This morning I looked out to see a beautiful sunrise so I decided to grab my camera and try to capture it for my blog readers.

Like many Lake Norman sunrises, the water was absolutely still creating a visual mirror image of everything in view.  There was a mystical layer of fog hovering  just above the surface.  It was hard to believe that some miles away it was a typical Monday morning with the I-77  filling up with commuters.  This is why so many of us love living on Lake Norman.

 

Lake Norman Sunrise

 

We write a lot about the gorgeous sunsets here on Lake Norman, and for good reason, they can be spectacular.  I have a wonderful waterfront listing that faces due West.  This is what my sellers get to enjoy every evening:

Lake Norman Sunset from 431 Big Indian Loop's shoreline

 But, don’t ever underestimate the beauty of a sunrise when considering a waterfront home. Whether a sunset or a sunrise, the beauty that surrounds life in Lake Norman never ceases to amaze those of us who are lucky enough to live here!

Learn More About Life in Lake Norman:

10 Things Lake Norman Waterfront Home Buyers Should Know BEFORE buying

Lake Norman Relocation Resources

Relocating to Lake Norman

60 Things You Should Know About Life in Lake Norman, Part 1

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s November 2009 Calendar is Here!

Lake Norman Real Estate's Nov09Wallpaper Calendar Preview

 Wow, tonight is Halloween and then November is here!  By the end of the month it will look like winter as most of our trees will be bare.  The month of November is a busy time in the garden between collecting all of the fallen leaves, the final planting of our winter annuals and bulbs and mulching.  Our Fescue lawns will remain green all winter but other than an occasional mowing we gardeners are left to peruse landscaping books thinking about what fun plants we can add in the spring.

Did I mention our Carolina Blue skies?  Here is a photo I took several days ago:

Fall in Lake Norman

 But I digress!

To make your desktop calendar, go to the round button at the top of this site’s home page entitled: “Lake Norman Calendar”.  Click on this button and up will come an image of my Lake Norman photo wallpaper calender for November 2009.  All you have to do is right click and select “set as background”.  Enjoy!

 

While I have great fun taking pictures of Lake Norman, I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s October Calendar is Here!

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October is truly one of my favorite months on Lake Norman.  The skies are crisp and clear, the temperatures mild (today’s high is 75) and the Lake Norman shoreline becomes ablaze with color.  Our trees are just beginning to change but over the next four weeks the Dogwoods will turn a deep red, then the Maples and other trees follow, each with their own spectacular series of colors.

To make this your desktop calendar, go to the round button at the top of this site’s home page entitled: “Lake Norman Calendar”.  Click on this button and up will come an image of my Lake Norman photo wallpaper calender for September 2009.  All you have to do is right click and select “set as background”.  Enjoy!

While I have great fun taking pictures of Lake Norman, I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s September 2009 Calendar is Here!

Lake Norman Real Estate's Sept09Wallpaper Calendar

 September is here and it already feels like fall on Lake Norman.  The humidity of the lazy days of summer has been replaced by invigoratingly fresh air and cooler temperatures.

Some of my favorite events in Mooresville and the greater Lake Norman area occur in September; from the Denver Days Fall Festival to the Amazing Maize Maze to the just too fun Wiener Races.  (Yes, I mean Dachshunds!).

However, for this month’s photo I decide to peak ahead to October and the 36th annual Carolina Balloon Fest on October 23-25.  Many don’t know that Statesville (and Lake Norman)  NC is considered one of THE places for hot air balloons and that this annual rally is one of the largest National Balloon Rally’s!

To make this your desktop calendar, go to the round button at the top of this site’s home page entitled: “Lake Norman Calendar”.  Click on this button and up will come an image of my Lake Norman photo wallpaper calender for September 2009.  All you have to do is right click and select “set as background”.  Enjoy!

 

While I have great fun taking pictures of Lake Norman, I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s August Calendar is here!

 Lake Norman Real Estate's Aug09 Wallpaper Calendar

 August in Lake Norman is the last month of summer before school starts and when most vacations come to an end.  It is a time for cooling off in the lake during the day, taking a kayak or canoe out in the cool mornings before the lake gets busy and a time to enjoy a glass of wine with friends as the sunset glows to the west.  This is life in Lake Norman at its best.

To make this your desktop calendar, go to the round button at the top of this site’s home page entitled: “Lake Norman Calendar”.  Click on this button and up will come an image of my Lake Norman photo wallpaper calender for August.  All you have to do is right click and select “set as background”.  Enjoy!

While I have great fun taking pictures of Lake Norman, I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s July Calendar is Here!

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 July in our beautiful Lake Norman area means warm weather, warm water and outdoor living of all kinds.  Picnics, whether on a boat, in one of our beautiful parks, or in one’s own back yard, are the perfect way to relax and enjoy summer at the lake.  This is why we all love living here!

To make this your desktop calendar, go the right hand column on the home page you will see this photo.  Click on this smaller image of my Lake Norman photo.  A larger version of the calendar will come up.  Then, right click and select “set as background”.

While I have great fun taking pictures of Lake Norman, I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s June Calendar is Here!

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 One day last summer while taking some clients out on Lake Norman we happened by this wonderful rock formation.  Obviously, I was not the first person to see the image of a creature as someone had carefully painted in the eye.  It looks to me like it is having a fresh green bush for lunch!

I thought it would be fun to choose this for my June Lake Norman calendar instead of highlighting one of the many sports or fun activities that are in full force by June.

To make this your desktop calendar, go the right hand column on the home page you will see this photo.  Click on this smaller image of my Lake Norman photo.  A larger version of the calendar will come up.  Then, right click and select “set as background”.

While I have great fun taking pictures of Lake Norman, I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s May 2009 Calendar is here!

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 May in Lake Norman is the time to return our focus to our wonderful lake.  While it has been warm enough to go boating  for at least a month,  Memorial Day is the official kick off of our summer boating season.  And it starts with a bang!

I took the picture above last year at the Peninsula Yacht Club in Cornelius.  To me it reflects the variety of  boats we see out on the lake.  From Jet Ski’s to sail boats, just about anything goes on our lake!  (Add in fishing, canoes, kayaks, windsurfing too).

To make this your desktop calendar, go to the right hand column on this home page,  Click on the smaller image of this Lake Norman photo.  A larger version of the calendar will come up.  Then, right click and select “set as background”.

I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s April Calendar is Here!

 

I have more fun searching for the perfect picture for my monthly Lake Norman wallpaper calendar and this month was no exception.  I just couldn’t resist this little ducking in honor of Easter and our beautiful Lake Norman springtime.

April is one of my favorite of the year here.  Lake Norman comes to life with flowering Dogwoods, Magnolias, fruit trees as well as the beginning of our azaleas, roses and jasmine.  The air is crystal clean, the boats return to the lake (I saw my first water skier yesterday) and the weather is a nearly perfect 70 degrees.

To make this calendar your computer wallpaper,  simply click on the calendar image at the top right on this home page.  A larger version of the calendar will come up.  Then, right click and select “set as background”.

I would love to use one of your favorite photos depicting life here in Lake Norman!. If you’d like to submit a photo for a future calendar, please send it to…

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Lake Norman Real Estate: Early Signs of Spring!

Spring at The Point on Lake Norman

Almost like magic, every  year in about the middle of March, spring comes to life in and around Lake Norman North Carolina.  I love each stage for each one has its own star and cast of players as if we watch mother nature writing her annual play.

The very first to brave the coming of spring are our bulbs, particularly daffodils.  Almost overnight you can see them sprouting up around mailboxes, nestled under trees and in gardens.  Our March 1st snow caught my daffodils off guard but didn’t deter them for very long.

Forsythia is the next flowering plant to make their entrance.  It is said that when Forsythia bloom it is time to put the pre-emergent on our fescue lawns to fight off the summer weeds.

At just about the same time, the first of the blossoming trees seem to come out over night. From cherry to pear to peach and apples, they don’t last very long but as one variety turns to green another variety blossoms so it is beautiful and yet different every day.

After last week’s weather in the 70’s the roses are beginning to leaf out and buds are growing  on our Dogwoods, Maples,and most other large trees.

Another early character on the scene are the prolific daylilies.  They start to pop up about the same time as the daffodils but take longer to grow and bloom.

Today, just two days after I took most of these photos the first of the dogwoods are beginning to bloom.  Wild dogwood trees are often scattered underneath large pines and hardwood trees so when they bloom the contrast is spectacular!

This photo of the flowering Dogwoods was taken last April.

 As you can see, on Monday the trees were just beginnig to come out and the Fescue lawn is back to being a brilliant green!  In less than a month all of the trees around Lake Norman will be out.  The shorelines will once again be a lush green.  Then it is time for the magnificant azaleas to bloom which is an extraordinary site in the South!  I love all of our mild but well defined seasons but I have to admit spring in our Lake Norman area of North Carolina is, well, awesome!

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s March Calendar is Here!

Lake Norman Sailboat Photograph

A huge thank you to Lake Norman professional photographer Wesley Sterns of Artist Eye Photography for sharing the gorgeous photo as seen above for Lake Norman Real Estate’s March Calendar!

To make this calendar your computer wallpaper,  simply click on the calendar image at the top right on this home page.  A larger version of the calendar will come up.  Then, right click and select “set as background”.

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Lake Norman Real Estate’s February 2009 Calendar is Here!

Lake Norman Waterfront Home and Dock

 

Here is a preview of Lake Norman Real Estate’s free calendar for February which you can download to your computer monitor by clicking on the calendar in the right column of the home page.

I took this picture of Lake Norman at early sunset after a very windy day just a few weeks ago.  The skies were crystal clear and the lake was like glass.

As I wrote in my January launch of this free calendar series,  I am hoping to encourage you and your family and friends to submit your own favorite Lake Norman photo(s) for my upcoming monthly calendars.

Almost anything and everything is welcome including cute pet pics, photos of the Lake Norman area, action shots from sporting events, your artwork or pretty much anything you think would make a beautiful calendar that you’d like to share with our community.

If you’d like to submit a photo, please send it to…

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The Lake Norman January 2009 calendar is here!

A New Year calls for new directions so starting this month, BestRealEstateLakeNorman.com will be offering free calendars that you can download to your computer monitor.

Here is a preview of the January 2009 Lake Norman calendar

You can download and see the full size wallpaper/calendar here

Lake Norman is more than just a beautiful place to live, it’s also a warm, caring community and I’d love to see your photos on some of our upcoming calendars.

Almost anything and everything is welcome including cute pet pics, photos of the Lake Norman area, action shots from sporting events, your artwork or pretty much anything you think would make a beautiful calendar that you’d like to share with our community.

If you’d like to submit a photo, please send it to…

Also, feel free to pass along and share these calendars with your friends and family!

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