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.