Fifth 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 four 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.  

Two weeks ago the change in color was more noticeable as you can see in the picture below and to the right.  Last week in the picture below and to the left, the change in colors had increased, as well as the trees shedding more leaves.

This week the change of color and the amount of fallen leaves have happened much quicker.  So I have posted 3 pictures pictures at the end of this blog to show this rapid progress in just one week.  I also want to point out the first tree in all these pictures has remained green, because it is an cedar tree and is green all year long.

We now have reached the peak of the change in colors for our Fall this year.  While we have had better Fall colors in the past, this year was representative of what to expect for Fall colors in Connecticut.

From here on out we will be seeing the remainder of the leaves fall as the trees prepare themselves for the Winter snow.  I will continue to post those pictures as I have done so for the last 10 years until the trees have completely lost all of their leaves.

Fall is a beautiful time of the year in New England, as you can see from the pictures I have posted so far.  I have become spoiled by the beautiful colors we enjoy and many times have taken for granted.  This year I have been blessed with my favorite leaf colors, which are the yellow, orange, and rust color leafs.  

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, as you can see from the pictures I have provided, the trees have turned color earlier than normal this year, and have already reached their peak.

Fall is now coming to an end in Middletown, Connecticut and I will continue to show the progression of the trees until they have completely lost their leaves.  I hope you will continue to follow my series of the change in Fall colors to its completion, and enjoy the pictures in this Fifth Blog Of The 2020 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.


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Comments (21)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi George Souto our Fall season has been extremely warm.... it's like a summer day out today.. I see more green here in southern MA than I see ccolor....

Oct 22, 2020 12:15 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi George....yes it looks like fall is moving into winter.  Love your photos.

Oct 22, 2020 01:03 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm really beginning to notice the changes in your progression, George.  I haven't noticed many changes here in Sacramento yet.  However, I did see a news clip awhile ago, that showed more golden leaves near one of our rivers.  Perhaps, I'll get out there and photograph them tomorrow.

Oct 22, 2020 04:59 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi George,  The trees are definitely moving into their winter mode.  Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures.

Oct 22, 2020 06:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

wOW George!!!  just look at those colors!!!!  I lived just a short time in an area where the leaves turned and it was breathtaking. 

Oct 22, 2020 07:23 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George now that we had two cooler days here in Los Angeles we are starting to think Fall is here, but in case we don't looking at your progression #5 I guess Fall is here we just do not see it locally yet, Endre

Oct 22, 2020 11:03 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning George.

The progression is in full swing in my area.  The peak season is next week, time for a road trip

Oct 23, 2020 12:57 AM
Potranco Realty
Potranco Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Potranco Realty"

Thanks for sharing the beginning of fall in your area, with the major global warming our falls come later and later and very short winters.

Oct 23, 2020 04:35 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi George... a big change in just one week. I'm seeing a lot of bare tree tops in Charlotte, but not very much color this year. Hopefully, we will see some in the weeks to come.

Oct 23, 2020 05:03 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That must be such a wonderful sight to see in person since it looks so amazing in the pictures!

Oct 23, 2020 05:53 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

Such fun to see these changes over the last 5 weeks.  It always brings back fond memories of living in New England, and a reminder of the snow to come which I DON'T miss! LOL.

Enjoy your weekend!


Oct 23, 2020 08:59 AM
Anna Chroscicki
Re/Max Masterpiece Realty - Port St Lucie, FL
Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate

I used to live in CT. And that was the most beautiful view....

Oct 23, 2020 10:43 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thanks, George Souto - planet earth provides so much beauty! I hope you're enjoying the changing of the seasons and that life is good!

Oct 24, 2020 02:50 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi there George, love this week's photo. We are actually have a pretty decent fall around here this year with lovely leaf color.  Doubt it can rival yours though. Look forward to seeing next week's photos. 

Oct 24, 2020 07:05 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

A lot of people are say the fall looks better this year. What do you think?

Oct 25, 2020 10:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George I have been threatening and you be on the look out about  my post emulating your posts:))Endre

Oct 25, 2020 11:24 PM
Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

 We have beautiful shades of all sorts here near the blue ridge 

Oct 26, 2020 10:39 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning George Souto - it is certainly at peak now.  I think that I need to take a picture of my maple too.

Oct 27, 2020 03:58 AM
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, Broker/Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Hello George. You always have such great fall colors in your area...not so much here in Sweet Home Alabama.

Oct 27, 2020 09:23 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WOW! Not that IS progression, George! I love the yellows, oranges and reds - so beautiful.

You have inspired me to start taking them in my own backyard - I think I'll make a movie with the changes and put it in one post. We'll see! 

Oct 28, 2020 09:44 AM