Fall Has arrived in Connecticut, which means it is time for my Progression Of Fall Colors series I started Nine 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. Seven 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. Five 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 two year ago 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 of this year's Progression Of Fall Colors series was taken three weeks ago as colors were starting to change. But by the second week, as you can see in the picture to the left there was already some change in color.
Last week the change in color was more noticeable as you can see in the picture below and to the right. This week in the picture below and to the left, the change in colors has increased and well as trees shedding more and more of their leaves. By next week I expect most of the leaves on all the trees to have turned color, and some of the trees to have lost several of their leaves.
We now have a pretty good idea of what the quality of the colors will be this year. While it does not appear to be a great year for colors, they are on par to the colors we had last year, which were better than the colors the previous few years.
As I have done for the last ten years, I will continue to post pictures of this same spot at different points throughout the Fall to show the progression of the Fall colors.
Fall is a beautiful time of the year in New England, and even though last year was 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. However, the trees have been turning color earlier than normal this year, and we now have a good indication of what the colors will be like this year.
Fall Has Arrived In Middletown, Connecticut and I will be trying to show the progression of the trees as they turn colors throughout the Fall. I hope you will continue to follow my series of the change in Fall colors, and enjoy the pictures in this Fourth Blog Of The 2020 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.