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

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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.

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Comments (24)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi George... I can see why this is the final post about fall colors!  As you know, I spent Sunday and Monday in Brookfield... and the colors there were just amazing!

Nov 09, 2018 04:19 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, George Souto this final blog post about the colors of fall means snow is on the way.... it's the first sign.... we continue to have leaves.... my landscapers haven't done my first cleaning.... we have at least another 4 or 5 weeks of fall...

Nov 09, 2018 04:35 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning George.  I guess it's time for winter soon as the trees are now bare.

Nov 09, 2018 04:45 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Fall is my favorite season for the mild weather and beautiful colors.  I am always sad to see the tree leaves drop, indicating that winter isn't far away. 

Nov 09, 2018 05:55 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Although fall is a harbinger of harder weather to come, I still enjoy the glorious colors the season provides.

Nov 09, 2018 07:57 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Nov 09, 2018 07:57 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

George such a pretty journey of the changing colors. It does look rather stark now with no leaves.  I can't wait to see the snow pictures!  I do miss the changing seasons we had in MN but I don't miss the below zero weather !

Nov 09, 2018 10:13 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

It is amazing how quickly the fall colors George Souto come and go . Fall is my favorite time of year as the colors are so beautiful . I always look forward every year to your posts that feature the beauty of the colors of Fall

Your post has been Featured in Bananatude



Nov 09, 2018 01:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi George- Even without the reds, I loved watching the progression...even if it was on FF (Fast Forward!)   Thank you for doing this each year. 

Nov 09, 2018 04:34 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George

Wow, what a change in that past photo! We noticed lots of leaves falling during our visit to Boston and the Cape earlier this week, and plenty of bare trees, too! What a treat to see this transition in your yard over these last few weeks!


Nov 09, 2018 05:01 PM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

I really enjoy seeing the progression, George, even if the colors weren't as dramatic as you'd hoped.  The bottom photo really looks like winter has arrived...or nearly. D

Nov 10, 2018 08:01 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Just popping by to say HI and have a great weekend, George! May the fluffy white stuff hold off just so you can enjoy a few more weeks of fall!

Nov 10, 2018 08:12 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

George,  That is a big change in just a few days. We see so much nature and the beauty of nature all around us. It astounds me when I think about the power of nature, Mother Nature, the blessings, the beauty, and wonder of it all.

Your area will soon be covered with snow.  And the cycle continues. 

Nov 11, 2018 08:39 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Love seeing all of these photos together showing the change in the tree color! It sure doesn't take long when the days start getting shorter and the temps drop! 

Nov 11, 2018 02:10 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It was a shorter season and the colors came and went so fast. I appreciate your series and the narration along with each post. 

Nov 11, 2018 06:07 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning George - all the leaves are gone.  And they are gone from the ground.  You are ready now for winter.

Nov 13, 2018 05:23 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

George, it was fun to be able to see all of your photos in one place!  You are a bit ahead of us!  

Nov 15, 2018 08:55 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - I think Mother Nature bypassed my area and by the looks of things, your Autumn leaves were very short lived too. We must be thankful for everything we can get. You did an excellent job showing us the progression of Fall in your beautiful area. 

Thank you, George. 

Nov 18, 2018 01:34 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

You inspired me to take photos from my yard, too, George, but I haven't shared them yet. My yard isn't nearly as colorful as yours was, but we still have lots of leaves clinging to the trees.

Nov 19, 2018 11:54 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi George! Just popping by to say HI and wish you a wonderful week ahead!

Dec 09, 2018 07:18 PM