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.