Fourth Blog Of The 2018 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT. Fall Has arrived in Connecticut, which means it is time for my Progression Of Fall Colors series I started seven years ago. This is a series I hoped to continue for many more years to come, and have been able to do so far. The first two years the pictures were of a farm which is only about a minute walk from my house. five years ago I decided to change the location for the 2014 Progression Of Fall Color Series to a lake about 5 minutes from my house on RT17. I tried that location for two years, but the colors were not as good as I expected them to be. Three years ago I decided to change locations again to a site on Lyman's Orchards in Middlefield, CT. But once again that site did not produce the colors I had hoped for, so this year I am going to keep it simple and do my Progression of Fall Colors blog of my back yard.
The first picture above for this year's Progression Of Fall Colors series was taken almost 3 weeks ago, before the colors started to change. But by 2 week, as you can see in the second picture to the left, the leaves had started to change in color.
The temperatures dropped significantly last week, and the cold weather accelerated the change of color of the leaves, as you can clearly notice in the third picture below. This is a noticeable change in just six days from the previous picture.
This week the changes were so rapid that I could almost have done a Progression of Fall Colors on this week alone. I don't think I have experience such rapid color change and fallen leaves before. Take a look for yourself in the pictures below. The first one was taken on Monday.
This second one was taken Wednesday, and you can already notice a significant lose of leaves on the tree in the middle
This third one was only a day later, on Thursday, and the tree in the middle has almost lost all of its leaves
By today, Saturday, not only has the tree in the middle lost all of its leaves, but all the others have lost most of their leaves as well from the wind and rain we had yesterday. The only thing left green in the picture is a pine tree which is green all year around.
I expect by the time I post my fifth blog next week all these trees will have lost all of their leaves. As you can see from the pictures above we did not experience the vibrant colors I was hoping for. We had a lot of orange and rust colors, but not much red. Even though I had hopped for more of a variation in colors, this is still a beautiful time of the year. I guess I have become spoiled by the beautiful colors we use to see, and I am always hopeful every Fall that those vibrant beautiful colors will return.
Anyone planning to come to New England to enjoy our Fall colors at their peak, should plan on coming between the last two weeks in October to the beginning of November. Fall Has Arrived In Middletown, Connecticut and I hope you follow my series of the change in Fall colors throughout my 2018 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.