Fourth Blog Of The 2019 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT

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Fourth Blog Of The 2019 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 eight 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.  six 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 last year I decided to keep it simple and do my Progression of Fall Colors blog of my back yard, and will continue to do so again this year.

The first picture above for this year's Progression Of Fall Colors series was taken three weeks ago, before the colors started to change.  But by the second week there was already a  noticeable change in the color the of trees as you can see in the second picture above to the left. 

The next two pictures were taken last week.  Normally I only post one picture per week, but the colors started to change much quicker, so I decide to post two pictures to show how the color of the trees are starting to quickly change.  The picture to the right was taken at the beginning of last week.  The weather was overcast, and on Wednesday we had heavy winds and rain which caused some of the trees furthest away to lose several of their leaves. as you can see in the picture to the right, and the one below and to the left which was taken at the end of the week.

Besides noticing the loss of leaves in the trees furthest away, the tree which is closest is the slowest one to change color, but it is now also is beginning to show different shades of orange and yellow.

This week we saw noticeable changes in colors and loss of leaves almost daily, so I am posting tree pictures to show the rapid change.  The first picture below was taken on Monday, and you can see a big change in color from the picture above.  The second picture was taken on Wednesday, and you can see a noticeable difference in the color of the nearest tree, and the significant loss of leaves in the others.  By the end of the week in the third picture which was taken on Saturday most of the leave were gone on several of the trees, and by the end of next week even the nearest tree will have lost most of its leaves.


We are now at a point I can say this looks to be one of the better recent years for our Fall colors.

As I have done for the last eight years, I will continue to post pictures of this same spot at different points throughout the Fall and show the progression of the Fall colors.  

Fall is a beautiful time of the year in New England, and even though last two years were better than the previous years, they still were not what I had hoped for.  I have become spoiled by the beautiful colors we normally see during the Fall, so I am hoping this year the colors are truly outstanding.  My favorite colors are the trees with yellow, orange, and rust color leafs when they blend together.  

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.  It is still to early to get a feel for what the colors will be like this year, but I will be trying to show the progression of the trees as they turn colors throughout the Fall. 

Fall Has Arrived In Middletown, Connecticut and I hope you follow my series of the change in Fall colors throughout my 2019 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I can see the changes again. Thanks for these, George.

One of our gorgeous golden trees is now nearly leaf-less after heavy rain and winds. Darn it.  D 

Oct 27, 2019 12:39 PM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon George - really very good progression this year.  I wonder how all the heavy rain we had today affected it.

Oct 27, 2019 12:46 PM #2
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

George, I love seeing these pictures of yours. What a beautiful area you live in!

Oct 27, 2019 12:59 PM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

What a difference a few days makes, George.  I noticed colors beginning to change here in Sacramento this past week.

Oct 27, 2019 01:35 PM #4
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi George - believe it or not, we notice the seasonal shifts in Southern California as well.  Far fewer people wearing those Summer colors in their shorts and flip flops as they transition to the more appropriate Harvest shades.  Can't wait to see how Santa adapts this year...

Oct 27, 2019 03:49 PM #5
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Grant,
Thanks for sharing. Fall is my favorite time of year because of the lovely colors and mild temperatures.  I missed much of our lovely colors this year because I was away for the last  2 1/2 weeks. Fortunately, I've been able to enjoy Fall vicariously through the pictures of others such as yourself. 

Oct 27, 2019 05:29 PM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

George- your progression has been everything I'd hoped it would be!!! I've seen just a smidgen of changing leaves here so I really appreciate your photos!!! Thank you for this!

Oct 27, 2019 07:21 PM #7
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning George.

Our fall colors are in peak season right now.  This weekend is susposed to the the last week for the best viewing.  Care to take a guess on what we'll be doing this Saturday?

Oct 28, 2019 01:48 AM #8
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, George... big changes in just one week! Makes one really think about how quickly time passes.

Oct 28, 2019 05:12 AM #9
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

The changes are happening pretty quickly! This is such fun to see.


Oct 28, 2019 07:28 AM #10
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I agree with you, George - one of the best color shows in recent years. Gorgeous shots and I know you're loving your view out your back windows!

Oct 28, 2019 04:01 PM #11
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Absolutely beautiful, George Souto ... and I agree with you, this year's colors are more vivid and eye-catching than in the recent past.  The colors are just magnificent!  Thanks for sharing those in your area ...


Oct 29, 2019 10:15 AM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

I always enjoy seeing this progression, and this year has been no different. What a transformation in just a few weeks!


Oct 29, 2019 09:19 PM #13
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Hello George, we are getting more of a fall change here than I thought we would especially considering the drought we just experienced, but are fortunately bouncing back from. 

Oct 30, 2019 02:05 PM #14
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George so are there a lot of "Leaf Peepers" in your neck of the woods? I remember when we lived in Boston people from all over the Globe came to see this fantastic event of Nature.... sadly I am thinking soon we shall see you with the Snow Blower:)Endre

Nov 06, 2019 10:48 PM #15
Pete Baranowsky Jr
The Castle Team at Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanata - Dallas, GA
Selling Good Homes, Priced Right, Quickly

Thank you George I have not been to Middletown in quite some time.

So I enjoy seeing your local color again.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Nov 27, 2019 06:10 AM #16
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