Sixth 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 five 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.  

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

Last week the change of color and the amount of fallen leaves happened much quicker.  So I posted 3 pictures pictures at the end of this blog to show the rapid progress in just one week. 

This week has been a gloomy raining week with some wind, so most of the leave have now fallen as evident in the two pictures under the title 6th Week.  Also Friday, as you can see in the 3rd picture under the title 6th Week, we had our first snow fall for this Winter.  We got lucky it was only about an 1" and did not do much harm, unlike the snow fall we had in October a few years ago, where we got several inches of snow, and were without electricity for 5 days.

We now are coming to the end of our fall, and in another week just about all of the leaves will have fallen, as the trees prepare themselves for the Winter snow.  While we have had better Fall colors in the past, this year was representative of what to expect for Fall colors in Connecticut. 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, and 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 Sixth Blog Of The 2020 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.


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  1. Brian England 11/02/2020 06:53 AM
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ba`B Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
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Mother Nature has her way of creating beauty but also COLD.....ick!

Home you and your family are having a wonderful November and gearing up for a safe warm Thanksgiving. 

Nov 01, 2020 11:29 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Well looks like winter is arriving pretty soon George.  Kind of pretty and I can't wait to see your snow pictures.

Nov 01, 2020 01:48 PM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Our leaves are finally beginning to show color.  I wish we could have a sprinkling of snow like in your last photo.  But, this is Sacramento.  It's not likely to happen!

Nov 01, 2020 02:27 PM #3
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi George- winter came in quickly!!!!   Beautiful colors and I'm with Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRS, Broker, Instructor I'm ready to see pics of those threes with snow!

Nov 01, 2020 05:21 PM #4
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi George,  Thanks for sharing this beautiful seasonal progression - and now they are geared up for winter.

Nov 01, 2020 07:54 PM #5
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like that you post the full progression on each post so that I don't have to go back and compare them.  I am not liking how cold it looks in the last photo, haha.

Nov 02, 2020 04:29 AM #6
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Quite the change, George. I heard there was snow in parts of Connecticut. Still not seeing much color in my area and I'm thinking that this year won't be remembered for color.

Nov 02, 2020 05:22 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning George Souto - similar to our yard in the last week.  The rain and wind accelerated the leaves falling off.

Nov 02, 2020 06:21 AM #8
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

We are behind, our trees are just starting to change. It looks like the 5th week is when the trees are at the height of color.  I too look forward to seeing snow on those trees - eventually. :) 

Nov 02, 2020 06:39 AM #9
Jerry Pinkas 843-839-9870 HOMEGUIDEMYRTLEBEACH.COM
Jerry Pinkas Real Estate Experts - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach Condos, Homes and Properties for Sale

Thanks for sharing the fall colors! We are just starting to get the change of season here in Myrtle Beach SC

Nov 02, 2020 08:03 AM #10
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi George,
Uh Oh... looks like the progression of Fall is giving way to winter weather, even though winter doesn't officially start for quite a while yet.  Stay safe and warm.

Nov 02, 2020 01:04 PM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

Well fall has certainly progressed in your area, and now with that wintry weather...I miss the leaves but NOT the snow!


Nov 03, 2020 12:53 PM #12
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Thank you everyone for your comments.  I will probably finish off the the progression on colors with my next blog when most of the trees have lost all their leaves.

Nov 03, 2020 07:00 PM #13
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello George Souto - WOW, week 5 surely transformed the color of the leaves! So pretty. Did not take long for most of the leaves to disappear in week 6. 

Nov 07, 2020 02:53 PM #14
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