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

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Fifth 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 four weeks ago, before the colors started to change.  But by the third 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 two weeks ago.  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 that  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 beginning to show different shades of orange and yellow.

Last 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 of last week, 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 of last week, most of the leave were gone on several of the trees.



This Week we also so significant change during the week from day to day, especially towards the end of the week.  So I decided to post three pictures again this week.  In the first picture below which was taken on Monday, you may not notice a lot of change from the one above taken on the Saturday before, except for the amount of leaves on the ground.  However, by the time I took the second picture below on Thursday you can see most of the leaves gone from the nearest tree.  This is because between Monday and Thursday we got rain everyday. Thursday night we got heavy rain and high winds, so the nearest tree not only lost almost all its leaves by Friday morning, the the high winds also blew all of my leaves away.  So much thanks to mother nature because now I do not have to rake up all those leaves.  Next week all of the leaves should be off the trees, so I will post my last blog.  In that blog I will also show what the trees will look like when we get our first significant snow fall of the year.


I was pleased with the change in color this year, it was one of the better year's in recent years for our 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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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi George,  Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of the fall color progression in your area.  Ours changed very quickly this year as well - and not as brilliant of colors either.

Nov 03, 2019 05:55 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi George...blink and they're gone!!! I still love your progression of fall colors posts. 

Nov 03, 2019 06:41 PM #2
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That's great how you put the pictures all together for a quick time line.  It's a long time to spring!

Nov 03, 2019 07:55 PM #3
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning George.

That surely is one transformation. Just curious, are you going to show it again in the Spring?

Nov 04, 2019 12:53 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi George... great colors, but sadly they've all fallen off the tree! Fortunately, in Charlotte our colors are just coming in so there's more time to enjoy. I'll be in Brookfield CT Thanksgiving week but have a feeling all the trees will be bare by then.

Nov 04, 2019 03:57 AM #5
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

George, great progression of colors & I can't wait til all the leaves can be raked!

Nov 04, 2019 04:20 AM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George, your backyard fence line was bursting with colors! What a treat for me to see the progression of Fall Colors! It goes by quickly but isn't it great!!!

Thanks, George!

Nov 04, 2019 04:39 AM #7
Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Hi George this has been an awesome progression of colors!  And now, as my little grandson would say All GONE!!  Thanks for sharing a bit of all with those of us who don't experience fall.

Nov 04, 2019 10:29 AM #8
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I have to smile when I look at these photos, George.  I was talking to someone in New Hampshire this morning.  They mentioned the beautiful fall colors they had on the trees, only to have them all blown off and trees left bare by heavy winds a few days ago.  He claims they were robbed!

Nov 04, 2019 01:09 PM #9
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Beauty can be fleeting - you've captured the transition beautifully - thanks!

Nov 04, 2019 03:19 PM #10
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Time on AR has been short and business busy...always love your colorful nature tour....and know you enjoy showing it to us !

Nov 06, 2019 03:00 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi George - it has been colorful primarily because of the rain this summer.  That stormy weather really speeded up the loss of the leaves

Nov 06, 2019 04:34 AM #12
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks for this progression, George. We are also having an especially beautiful color year with our autumn leaves.   Enjoy the day.  D 

Nov 06, 2019 08:09 AM #13
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

OH WOW! What a change, George! Aren't you so grateful for evergreens?! I always say that at least we have a little bit of green in our yards and around town, thanks to evergreens!!

Love the color show each year. Thanks for keeping up your fall tradition!

Nov 06, 2019 07:38 PM #14
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi George - wishing you beautiful and healthy life changes always.

Have a nice day. 

Nov 07, 2019 11:50 AM #15
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George Souto,

What a great timeline you put together. I am taking a picture a day of my Japanese maple tree and then I am going to create a video with a fast progression.  I had decided to wait until there are no leaves left on the tree and after seeing your pics, I am sure of it. Kudos!

Nov 07, 2019 02:54 PM #16
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George if you want my humble opinion you are getting lazy, just going out to your back yard? Pretty sad and I was giving Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  a hard time that all she did was go in her back yard... I guess the older you get the lazier you get:))) Seriously no need to drive anywhere when you have such wonderful colors in your ow back yard my friend:))Endre

Nov 08, 2019 10:16 PM #17
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

I have fallen behind in my reading due to a bad cold, and had to come back to see your post. What beauty...and a wonderful reminder for me of living in New England.


Nov 17, 2019 10:16 AM #18
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