Fifth Blog Of The 2021 Progression Of Fall Colors

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Fall Has arrived in Connecticut, which means it is time for me to begin 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.  Eight 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.  six 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 three 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 below for this year's Progression Of Fall Colors series was taken just as the colors were starting to change and there wasn't much color yet.  By the second picture a week later we can begin to see a more definitive change in the colors.  The third week the change in colors were more obvious as you can see in the  third picture below.  Also in the third picture you can start to see some of the trees losing their leaves. Last week (the fourth picture below) were taken less than a week from the previous one.  However, the color change was more significant than the week before. This week we have reached what I would consider the peak of out change in colors.  The fifth picture below was taken only four days from the forth picture.  As you can see the colors are changing very quickly now, and within the next two weeks all these trees will have lost almost all of their leaves.

As I have done for the last eight 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 the last couple of years have been better than the previous years, but they still had not been what I had hoped for.  However, this year the colors have returned to what I was hoping for.  I have become spoiled by the beautiful colors we normally see during the Fall, so I am happy with the colors this year.  My favorite colors are the trees with yellow, orange, and rust color leaves when they blend together, and I have gotten that this year.  

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 seem to be turning color later than normal this year, I normally would have posted my first blog this year in this series at least a week earlier, but the change in color started later than normal.  We have now reached our peak, and soon our change in color will be over, but for the meantime I will enjoy it for as long as it lasts.

Fall Has Arrived In Middletown, Connecticut and I hope you follow my series of the change in Fall colors throughout my series of the 2021 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT







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Comments (24)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George I always look forward to your progression photos and I have had in the back of my mind a post for the past seven years to spoof on yours so when things settle down be on the lookout for my progression photo blog post:)Endre

Nov 01, 2021 10:25 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello George - you are very fortunate.  Such beautiful colors so close to your home.  

Nov 02, 2021 03:11 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

So, my girlfriend and I went up to Upstate NY last week. We fully expected (in late Oct) for the leaves to have already fallen. We were surprised by the late fall colors, it was simply beautiful!

Nov 02, 2021 05:13 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such amazing and vibrant colors, I love seeing the progression.  All of the leaves will eventually change from green, right?  Or, will there still be a small group of green leaves to accentuate the other colors?

Nov 02, 2021 05:15 AM
George Souto

Brian the tree that is still green is an evergreen, so it will be green all year round, but all the others will lose their leaves very soon.  Most likely within the next two weeks.

Nov 02, 2021 07:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, George... quintessential New England fall! Lots of color change in just one week.

Nov 02, 2021 05:29 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love the idea of progression photos because it definitely makes the changes easy to see. Beautiful colors!

Nov 02, 2021 06:08 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Transition really showing itself now, with the leaves thinning as well as showing off their colors.  Mark

Nov 02, 2021 07:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great series of photos you shared as the colors have progressed.  Thank you for the lovely Autumn show. A

Nov 02, 2021 07:56 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - the season of change in foilage is mighty beautiful and evokes so much inspiration and beauty. 

Nov 03, 2021 03:46 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The colors are becoming more vibrant and beautiful each day during your progression of colors, George.

Nov 03, 2021 04:54 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, George, for sharing your photographs.

Enjoy the colors of the season.

Nov 04, 2021 10:31 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI George Souto - So beautiful.  It is always a little bitter-sweet to see the peak color because you know that from that point forward many of the leaves will be dropping very soon. Happy Thursday!

Nov 04, 2021 02:20 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning George -  that is ditto the trees in our yard now.  We have a big Canadian Maple.

Nov 05, 2021 03:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, George.

Take care, be safe and have a lovely weekend.

Nov 06, 2021 07:20 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi George! BOY, what glorious colors! Funny but, I remember Lisa Von Domek and I walking and driving around Boston 3 years ago and I was just in awe of the colors on display there. Ours pale in comparison to yours!

Nov 06, 2021 09:25 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I unintentionally came back to thi beautiful set of photos and I'm still humbled by the beauty!

Nov 06, 2021 11:26 PM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

I'm following the fall colors here in Maryland as well.  I don't think we're at peak yet. 

Nov 07, 2021 05:34 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George, almost all the leaves in my yard are on the grass so I don't have to look up to take a photo

Nov 07, 2021 02:34 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Love it George!  By the 5th it was really turning beautiful colors!

Nov 08, 2021 09:31 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

The progression of leaf colors is pretty amazing and it's fun to see in your photo series. We have some color changes but nothing like New England.


Nov 16, 2021 02:05 PM