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.