Seventh 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.  The fifth week we reached what I would consider the peak of our change in colors.  The fifth picture was taken only four days from the forth picture, and there was a significant change in colors very quickly.  Last week you could see in the sixth picture, the trees had lost a significant amount of their leaves, and showing signs of the Winter to come.  This week just about all of the leaves have fallen, only a couple of trees are hanging on to a small cluster of leaves.  The red you see in the sixth picture are bushes witch will hang on to their leaves a couple of weeks longer than the trees, and the green are evergreens, witch are green all year long.  The final picture below is what this sight will look like very soon once we have our first significant snow fall.

This now completes my 2021 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT. which showed the progression of the Fall colors throughout this Fall.  Fall is a beautiful time of the year in New England, and even though the last couple of years had been better than the previous years, they were still not what I had hoped for.  However, this year the colors 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 is coming to an end In Middletown, Connecticut and soon the white fluffy stuff will be here.  I hope you enjoyed following my series of the change in Fall colors this year, and I hope to continue this series again next year with my 2022 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT










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Comments (16)

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

George I always love your progression photos and had I not read your  post just looking at the last picture I would have said OH NO the White stuff has arrived?:) hopefully not before Thanksgiving:))Endre

Nov 15, 2021 04:06 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Yes, George, for sure the next color in the yard will be that white stuff

Nov 15, 2021 06:16 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wow George- where did the leaves go?! I love your annual progression of the fall colors. Hope you'll share this year's snow photo 

Nov 15, 2021 07:54 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It is so nice to see the progression and a shiver went down my spine when I saw the last photo with all of the snow, haha.

Nov 16, 2021 04:40 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning George. You last two photos reminded me that I live in Chicago and winter is on the way. Enjoy you rday.

Nov 16, 2021 05:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi George... lots of leaves gone already, but still some nice red peeking through. The tree in my front yard is just beginning to turn red but I'm afraid leaves might blow off before the tree is fully red.

Nov 16, 2021 05:28 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi George - maybe in a couple more months that last picture will happen.  Hope we don't have an early snow.

Nov 16, 2021 05:44 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you so much for your progression photos. It's such fun seeing how things change over time. And I'm sure that last photo will come true soon!

Nov 16, 2021 05:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for the progression of fall colors in Connecticut.  We recently were in Northern California where the progression is in full swing.  Wishing you a wonderful Tuesday.  A

Nov 16, 2021 06:41 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I have enjoyed your series of posts regarding changing colors viewed in you back yard. I see some of the simiar changes at my house as my street-tree has gone from green to yellow to no leaves. Of course, there will be no snow covering my back yard.

Trees  Leaves

Nov 16, 2021 07:16 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

This is such a fun series. While all the leaves can create a bit of work depending on where they area, it's fascinating to watch the changes and then finally see the bare trees that were so well hidden.


Nov 16, 2021 02:07 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I always enjoy seeing your photos, George. I'll be driving down the road and see a beautiful tree and literally want to stop to take a picture. 

Nov 16, 2021 06:27 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

George Souto I did not follow your progression of color posts as I had planned. Reading this post I got to see the photos.  No doubt the snowfall will arrive soon.  Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Nov 17, 2021 12:10 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

George Souto  I heard there maybe a possibility of snow for Thanksgiving . Did you will it with that picture???  

Nov 17, 2021 07:17 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - as the leaves scurry, snow falls and blankets the earth. There is nothing more refreshing to me than that first snowfall. Mother Nature always knows what's best. Thank you for your progression of leaves and that lovely last photograph solidifying that change is inevitable. 

Nov 18, 2021 04:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, George. I have some more leaves to rake in our yard.

Have a great day and a lovely weekend.

Nov 20, 2021 08:32 AM