Fourth Blog Of The 2020 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.

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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.


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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

Beautiful, George. You we are fans of this series. Would love to see a video/slideshow at the end of the season. No pressure, but that would be a cool addition to this series. 

Oct 15, 2020 10:13 AM #1
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

What a beautiful sight to see George Souto and how magnificent it must be to witness in person. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 15, 2020 10:37 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi George... fall seems to be arriving quickly at your end of the world. Here, not so much (yet).

Oct 15, 2020 10:56 AM #3
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

It's starting to feel more and more fallish every week George Souto ! Keep the photos coming!  Is it me or does it feel a little chillier too!

Oct 15, 2020 04:02 PM #4
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening George Souto ,

I always look forward to your series and so glad you keep sharing with us every year. We are still in the 80's and low 90's so no fall for us yet!

Oct 15, 2020 05:12 PM #5
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi George- I do love this series and it is fun for those of us who live down here in South Texas where it is still warm. 

Oct 15, 2020 05:35 PM #6
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I'm seeing a little more reddish orange in these photos, George! We have gone forth on the fourth!

Oct 15, 2020 07:51 PM #7
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Hard to believe it is your fourth blog and the cold is coming here we are still suffering from heath waves George...

Oct 15, 2020 10:28 PM #8
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning George.

Same thing in my area.  We are going on a road trip today to see the vibrant colors before it's too late.

Oct 16, 2020 01:21 AM #9
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello George - have you also done a weather/temperature reading that is worthy of sharing?  I wonder what other elements might influence the change of colors.  I don't want to add "work" to this project which, over the years, is interesting to see.  Just curious.  Thank you for the effort you put forth each year.  

Oct 16, 2020 03:20 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi George Souto - seeing some progression here but still a way to the peak.  My maple tree is still mostly green.

Oct 16, 2020 08:38 AM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

I love this series! Quite a change from just a week ago!

Enjoy your weekend!


Oct 16, 2020 08:55 PM #12
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I wonder if all the fall colors are extra vibrant this year because of the lack of carbon emissions because of the pandemic.

Oct 18, 2020 08:58 PM #13
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello George Souto what a beautiful Fall it is this year and your photos really show the beauty. I look forward to your posts every year and so glad you do these to show just how lovey the Fall trees are.

Oct 19, 2020 08:32 AM #14
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

Marilyn and I plan on a Fall tour out your way (and further northeast) ASAP, George Souto ... until then we continue to enjoy the colors found here in the Midwest.  A much-anticipated feature each year, my friend ... hope you kick back and enjoy the sites and colors as much as possible ...



Oct 19, 2020 02:20 PM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi George! I love that you're doing this in your backyard again this year - you can see the color so much better 'up close,' I think! 

Great progress in your area, for sure. 

Oct 28, 2020 09:41 AM #16
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