Fourth Blog Of The 2018 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT

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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.

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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Oh my gosh, your colors are gorgeous, George! What a difference a few days make, right?! 

I've been texting home photos of Boston's trees - I'm mezmerized by the colors! Before I left Charlotte, we had very little color change so, I'm enjoying it here!

GREAT seeing you last night - I'm so glad you took time out for us! It was a pleasure finally getting to meet you in person, George!

Nov 03, 2018 10:35 PM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Beautiful colors, George... but you're also losing them very quickly it seems. It was such a delight to have finally met you on Friday evening... feels like we've known each other "forever" despite never having met.

Nov 04, 2018 03:35 AM #7
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning George. Nature did not take long to make the change. Enjoy your day!

Nov 04, 2018 03:47 AM #8
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We are promised stormy weather today as well so all of nature's paintbrush will be on the ground...enjoy your Sunday.

Nov 04, 2018 05:40 AM #9
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wow, George!  That was one sudden change.  You blink, and the leaves are all gone.

Nov 04, 2018 05:47 AM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I can't believe how quickly that happened, it's almost like watching a kid grow. Blink of an eye, and they go from 0 to 10. 

Nov 04, 2018 07:00 AM #11
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I haven't done the progression in Oklahoma City but I am grateful we have fall colors this year.

Nov 04, 2018 11:10 AM #12
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It has been amazing to watch vicariously through your photos, the progression of colors, George.

Nov 04, 2018 11:23 AM #13
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

I was out driving today George Souto  and thinking soon the leaves will be gone . I love the colors of Fall but the really do not last too long . Then we have the Gray colors of winter .. Great pictures George

Nov 04, 2018 03:42 PM #14
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection


How beautiful.  The same happened here with the rain and wind on Saturday the leaves are down.

Nov 05, 2018 01:34 AM #15
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

Good morning George.  I have been to CT once when my son was at a Navy Base there.  It was such a beautiful place and we went in October.  You are very blessed to live there!  It was one of my favorite places I have visited so far.  Thanks for sharing these pictures - it reminded me of our beautiful time there.  Have a great day!

Nov 05, 2018 05:54 AM #16
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - What a difference between your Wednesday shot and the one you took on Saturday! Change happens quickly. Sometimes, quicker on some days and years than others. Paying attention and recording daily accounts breaks up the blues and causes greater appreciation - at least that's true for me and your photos carries through those messages to me. It's a good reminder, don't wait! Change your mood. Change your life!

Nov 05, 2018 08:07 AM #17
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning George - that is a great progress.  My bright orange sugar maple is now quickly losing its leaves.

Nov 05, 2018 08:19 AM #18
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George, what an awesome series as always, this year Diane and I ended up visiting friends and relatives that took us to some great Fall Color sightings...on another note it was so great to finally meet you, wish we had more time to talk, but really appreciated that you came up all the way for the Meet Up. Endre

Nov 06, 2018 10:57 PM #19
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George

It’s amazing how quickly things can change at Mother Nature’s whim. Thank you for sharing this beauty.

It was so nice to finally meet you in person after all these years! Thank you for making the journey! HOpefully not too much time will pass again before another meetup!


Nov 07, 2018 06:23 AM #20
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Wow! It's a good thing you were taking daily photos or we would have missed a lot of changes this week. As I look out my window, I see some yellow leaves, a few shedding leaves, but very little else. We've had lots of rain the last few days and unfortunately it's getting cool here. When I say "cool", it's currently 55 degrees, nothing like your temps I would expect. Thanks for showing us the changing season in Middletown, CT, George.

Nov 08, 2018 08:33 AM #21
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

George - I am certain there will be no leaves left by then.

Nov 08, 2018 01:40 PM #22
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George I am looking forward to seeing you plowing snow and ice on your mustache:)) just kidding you should do a Winter Progression series too, Endre

Nov 19, 2018 10:49 PM #23
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

We do not have it here, in Central Florida, but this year we went to Savannah for a couple of days, and got some beautiful fall colors

Dec 04, 2018 09:49 AM #24
Kevin Mackessy
Blue Olive Properties, LLC - Highlands Ranch, CO
Dedicated. Qualified. Local.

We have a few trees in our backyard and in front of our office that are still clinging on to fall.  The weather has been in the 20's all week, so can't imagine it will stay that way long.  

Dec 04, 2018 03:33 PM #25
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