Final Blog Of The 2018 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT. The Connecticut Fall foliage is now almost just a memory, at least for my back yard. So this blog will be the Final Blog Of The 2018 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT
I started my Progression Of Fall Colors series I started seven years ago, and it is a series I hope to continue for many more years to come. 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 decided 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 4 weeks ago, before the colors started to change. But by the following week, as you can see in the second picture to the left, the leaves had started to change in color.
The temperatures dropped significantly 2 weeks ago, 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 2nd picture picture, but not nearly as noticeable as the colors changed from day to day last week.
Last week the changes were so rapid that I could almost have done a Progression of Fall Colors on last 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.
The 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 had almost lost all of its leaves
By Saturday, not only had 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 on Friday of last week. The only thing left green in the picture is a pine tree which is green all year around.
It did not take long for the rest of the leaves to fall. The picture below was taken yesterday, which is just 4 days from the picture above. As you can see all the leaves are gone, the only thing left in the picture with color is the pine tree, and the bushes in the picture.
Evens though I enjoyed the colors this year, they were not the vibrant colors I was hoping for. We had a lot of orange and rust colors, but not much red. I guess I have become spoiled by the beautiful vibrant colors we use to see, and I am always hopeful every Fall those vibrant beautiful colors will return.
Anyone planning to come to New England next year 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 is departing from Middletown, Connecticut and I hope you have enjoyed following my series of the change in Fall colors throughout the 2018 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT. I will plan on posting one more blog to show what the trees look like in the Spring/Summer, their peak color in the Fall, and when the same trees are covered with snow in the Winter.