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

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Final Blog Of The 2019 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.  Fall has come to an end in Connecticut, and as of today the official cold Winter weather has arrived, and the end of 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 five weeks ago, before the colors started to change.  But by the fourth 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 three 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.

Two weeks ago we saw noticeable changes in colors and loss of leaves almost daily, so I am posting three pictures to show the rapid change.  The first picture below was taken on Monday of that 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, most of the leave were gone on several of the trees.

 

 

Last week we also saw significant change during the week from day to day, especially towards the end of the week.  So I decided to post three pictures again.  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 of that week, 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.

 

 

This week all the leaves are gone as you can see in the picture below which I took today.  From now on this is until Spring, this will be what I will be seeing when I look out my back windows except for when we get snow.  The final picture below is what my backyard will look like when we get our first snow storm, and the ground and trees will be covered with the white fluffy stuff.

 

 

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 left Middletown, Connecticut.  I hope you have enjoyed my series of the change in Fall colors throughout my 2019 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT., and look forward to bring it to you again in the Fall of 2020.

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I thought the last one was the final, but I guess not!  That snow looks pretty, and I'm glad it's in your yard and not mine!

Nov 08, 2019 04:54 PM #1
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Hi George- Well that's it for this year and I loved seeing the progression. We have some changes in color but nothing like what the northeast gets. This week Larry and I watched as my neighbor's tree across the street began to rain leaves. These leaves, however, were a not-so-pretty brown. Thank you for doing this each year. 

Nov 08, 2019 06:41 PM #2
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Hi George... for a minute there I thought you already had snow! Beautiful series this year, again... and I'll be looking forward to the 2020 progression of fall colors in your neck of the woods! I'll be in CT Thanksgiving week and suspect trees will be quite bare by the time I arrive.

Nov 09, 2019 02:49 AM #3
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Morning George.

While I like looking at snow, I like looking at it as it falls from a distance.  People get crazy around here when it snows.   

Nov 09, 2019 03:27 AM #4
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Good morning, George Souto I love your progression photos of fall leaves.... and then there was snow!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh My!!!!!!!!!!!! but I'm ready to shovel.... I'll not rehire my plow guy as long as I'm fit... the day I rehire him you'll know my "fit days" are gone... 

 

Nov 09, 2019 04:19 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning George. What a progression. We are a bit behind here in Chicago but the latest cold spell may accelarate our progress. Enjoy your day!

Nov 09, 2019 04:58 AM #6
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Hello George - seemingly gone in a flash but the truth of the Fall progression in Middletown is shown in your photo story.   Nice job.  

Nov 09, 2019 06:23 AM #7
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So long to the autumn splendor, winter has certainly arrived in your neck of the woods. What a great photo to end this year's series. Enjoy the weekend. D 

Nov 09, 2019 06:35 AM #8
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Hi George,
My favorite time of the year is Fall, mainly for the colors but also the mild temperatures.  Thanks so much for sharing your progressive series of photos.

Nov 09, 2019 07:58 AM #9
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Winter isn't far behind George!  Thanks for posting this fun series! Love it!

Nov 09, 2019 11:26 AM #10
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That is the perfect time-lapsed set of photos, George.  Each on is beautiful in its own way.

Nov 09, 2019 01:42 PM #11
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George, a great show here of the CT side of leaves but at this point I am ready to see them down on the ground & scooped up...just not looking forward to all the white stuff!

Nov 10, 2019 05:04 AM #12
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George did you already have that "white stuff"?? it is not even Thanksgiving:))Endre

Nov 16, 2019 10:07 PM #13
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George, I have missed this blog over the years, but now I read it with curiosity - beautiful fall colors, full of warmth. I loved the winter photo, too. Snow is always so pretty, too.

Nov 17, 2019 06:54 AM #14
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Hey George:

Wow, what changes in just a few days from the prior post. Seems like we just had summer and now lots of people are already having significant snow!! Thank you but I will enjoy it from a distance!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Jeff

Nov 17, 2019 10:19 AM #15
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Hello George, it does look like you had a nice change of colors. Ours actually turned out to be better than I thought it would considering the drought we had, but all caught up now!

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