Sixth 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.  Also in the third picture you can start to see some of the trees losing their leaves.  The fourth picture was taken only 5 days after the third one, however, the color change was more significant than the picture before in just a short period of time.  Last week we reached what I would consider the peak of out change in colors.  The fifth picture was taken only four days from the forth picture.  As you can see the colors changed very quickly.  This week you can see in the sixth picture, the trees have lost a significant amount of their leaves, and by next week they will have lost most 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 turned 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. 

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 (17)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wow George- when I saw your most recent picture the first thing that popped into my mind was "where're the leaves?"  I love your annual Progression of Fall Colors!!!!  Did you have to rake the leaves?

Nov 08, 2021 04:21 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George, I am almost all on the ground and over the next few days will be raking and hauling to clear to the grass

Nov 08, 2021 04:23 PM
George Souto

Ed I only have this area to do, and as long as I keep up with it every week I can just bag it with the lawnmower.

Nov 09, 2021 07:29 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We are enjoying your fall leaves series. Thank you for doing that and sharing these moments with us

Nov 08, 2021 04:29 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

George, great progression shots.  Yes the telltale signs of no leaves means someone is in the middle of a lot of work.  Mark

Nov 08, 2021 05:19 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

George Souto The colores are more vivid and they will be gone before we know it - today my allergies were worse than ever too -- beautiful colors 

Nov 08, 2021 06:36 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The colors on my trees and those in my community went from green to golden over night.  I was beginning to think they weren't going to turn.  All it took was a cold spell.

Nov 08, 2021 10:11 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello George - it can happen "just like that".  Overnight? In an instant?  Without your documentation one might never really know about the speed of progression of the Fall color seasonal change in Middletown Connection.  

Nov 09, 2021 03:46 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

So much vibrant color then the leaves fall off and it is all gone but the new growth will be beautiful.

Nov 09, 2021 04:14 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi George - our Canadian Maple looks the same and is dropping leaves like crazy.

Nov 09, 2021 05:15 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning George. Nice of you to share the fall colors that I can view without having to rake leaves. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Nov 09, 2021 05:44 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, George... that sure is a lot of change in color and in the number of leaves left on the trees.

Nov 09, 2021 06:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding day.

Nov 09, 2021 08:17 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Thank you, George Souto! This was a wonderful treat! Your photographs are always special this time of the year.


Nov 09, 2021 04:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George you are really milking the leaves:)) I do not remember you doing six posts or am I going senile?? Time to cut back on the grape juice?? Let me know... seriously love these posts, Endre

Nov 09, 2021 11:50 PM
George Souto

Endre the memory may be going by way of the hair ...... LOL

I did seven blogs last year, and I believe it was eight the year before that.  I all depends on how quickly the colors change, and the leaves stay on the trees.  This year I am actually going to do one additional blog on how this same area will look like when we get the first major snow fall. 

Nov 10, 2021 01:24 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Oh George, What a great idea. I enjoyed looking at all the changes in your backyard. Here too, the leaves started changing to their Fall colors later than usual.  Below is a photo I took yesterday...


Nov 10, 2021 06:09 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Haha MY Friend George Souto  yes you noticed my Hair has been goins south as my memory too:)) but don't tell anyone:)))))))))))Endre

Nov 10, 2021 11:37 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

I'm clearly behind in checking out your series...but I was on vacation last week so I have an excuse. Things are really changing now!


Nov 16, 2021 02:03 PM