The colors of New England unfold in Litchfield County

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Licensed in Connecticut

Sunrise over corn New Milford CTAnd so it begins! I just love this time of year, the cooler air settles in, there is a crispness about it that breathes new life into me. I find it more and  more difficult to drive as my eyes are drawn to the symphony of colors that lay before me. Even though I know it is coming, I am always, always amazed at what beauty is around me. I am blessed!

I have heard it said that there is no place for fall foliage like New England. I agree with that wholeheartedly! It is time for me to head out with my "real" camera and take some new photos, but for now those I have taken with my cell phone will do. (I am planning a trip in the next few days with my camera, I can't wait to see those!)

Getting fall photos means being ready to hop in the car at a moments notice when I see those colors are at peak. It is hit or miss, and each day brings more and more color to us. 

The first three below and the one to the right are everyday scenes for me as I walk Georgia behind our home in New Milford. The sun is coming up later and later, and it can be difficult to get a shot if we don't time it right! The last photo was taken the other day at Candlewood Lake while I was out on caravan. Imagine the lucky people who get to see this all day long right outside their windows!

At times I might be jealous of those who are able to post seaside pictures on a regular basis, or moutains that take your breath away. Then I stop and look at what is right in front of me. And I realize that there is beauty in everything, everywhere. From a tree beginning a show of fall colors, to an old abandoned tractor tire, and of course, Candlewood Lake. 

Fall in New Milford CT 2016

fall colors new milford ct

tractor tire flowers new milford ct

candlewood lake fall 2016

Like what you see here? Want to see it every day? I don't blame you. Start your home search here in Litchfield County, Connecticut. 


Posted by

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor


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Litchfield County Regional Office,375 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776


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Comments (16)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Andrea,  Absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.  I would like to see colors of fall without the snow that follows.  In California ... with the drought we are in for so many years ... all I mostly see is brown and dead.  

Oct 09, 2016 06:41 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

gorgeous Andrea Swiedler  my favorite time of year .It is just starting here in Pa

Oct 09, 2016 06:43 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I LOVE New England and have lived here all my life. I can't imagine not being here in the fall. It's my favorite time of the year and the beauty of it never ceases to amaze me!

Oct 09, 2016 07:58 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are stunning photos showing off amazing autumn colors in your area of the world, Andrea.!

CONGRATULATIONS on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!    

Oct 09, 2016 09:22 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Sharon - Gorgeous pictures. I envy you your fall colors - we get tiny splashes in town with imported trees, and the aspens in the mountains are gorgeous, but nothing is quite like a New England fall.

Oct 09, 2016 09:37 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Andrea

Love your post and photos, Vegas Bob will be in the Midwest visiting family in 10 days and I was hoping to make it to capture the fall colors.

I am afraid I may miss this and your post has been featured to the group:


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Oct 09, 2016 10:31 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Thank you everyone! I'm going to make a day of picture taking Tuesday or Wednesday. Very excited!

I'm on my cell, so it's complicated to respond to each of you. But at least I can respond!

Oct 09, 2016 10:36 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


The fall colors are amazing in New Milford Connecticut.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 09, 2016 11:37 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Thank you Lou! 

Oct 11, 2016 08:45 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Yes, it's been beautiful here.  The rain will help, too (as the dryness was causing some leaves to just dry up.

Oct 09, 2016 07:29 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Deb, yes, I hope that the rain helped. No matter, it is still beautiful!

Oct 11, 2016 08:45 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Andrea. I love fall best of all and the colors here and in my home are great. TY

Oct 09, 2016 11:47 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Hi Sheila, I hope to  make it out this morning with my camera!

Oct 11, 2016 08:46 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

With the dry year we had one would expect the colors to be muted, but they are coming out bright and very quickly as well.

Oct 11, 2016 11:30 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Ed, they are beautiful! Fast and furious right now, which I love.

Oct 11, 2016 08:46 PM
Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

THat is some truly gorgeous change in colors for the fall.  

Oct 11, 2016 03:02 PM
Andrea Swiedler

It is such a wonderful surprise every year, LOL. Shouldn't be, but it is!

Oct 11, 2016 08:47 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrea Swiedler - excellent pictures! I am sure it will peak when you go out again next week.

Oct 21, 2016 03:13 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Fortunately, New England has great fall colors while rarely Oklahoma does, so the picture will have to do for me.

Nov 07, 2016 11:26 PM
Scott W. Johnson
Marindependent Insurance Services LLC - Mill Valley, CA
Insurance Broker-Agent

Nice nice pics

Nov 08, 2016 12:47 AM
Sana Solanki
Kingsway Real Estate - Brampton, ON

I love fall, and we go for long drives with the family to admire the beautiful colors... loved your post.

Nov 08, 2016 02:39 AM