First Blog Of The 2022 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.

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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 Ten years ago.  This is a series I hoped to continue for many years, 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.  So six years ago I decided to change locations again to a site at 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 in my back yard. 

This year I have decided to change locations once again, and I have chosen a very small farm that is about 3 miles from my house.   I drive by this site several time during the week, and I notice last year that the color of the trees at this location were among the best colors in town, so I am hoping they are again this year.

The first picture for this year's Progression Of Fall Colors series was taken Wednesday just as the colors are starting to change.  So when I post my next blog next week I expect that the color change will be more noticeable.  As I have done for the last Ten years, I will 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 last couple of years were better than the previous years, they still have not had the pop I am looking for.  I have become spoiled by the beautiful colors we normally see during the Fall, so I am hoping this year the colors are truly outstanding.  My favorite colors are the trees with yellow, orange, and rust color leafs when they blend together.  

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.  It is still to early to get a feel for what the colors will be like this year, but I will be trying to show the progression of the trees as they turn colors throughout the Fall. 

Fall Has Arrived In Middletown, Connecticut and I hope you follow my series of the change in Fall colors starting with this First Blog Of The 2022 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT.


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Comments (24)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi George- you know that I look forward to this each year!!!  I can't wait to see the colors progress and the new location.

Oct 01, 2022 07:25 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Oct 01, 2022 07:56 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi George - I was just thinking about you.  I am wondering if I should do this with the Canadian Maple in my front yard.

Oct 02, 2022 04:25 AM
George Souto

Grant go for it.  The more the merrier ☺️

Oct 02, 2022 12:43 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love watching the colors change in your photos, and yes, the Northeast has such BEAUTIFUL Autumns!


Oct 02, 2022 04:47 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning George. Like your fall progression of colors posts every year. A subtle reminder that fall is definitely here. Enjoy your day.

Oct 02, 2022 05:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi George... this looks like a beautiful farm... looking forward to your future posts and seeing the colors change.

Oct 02, 2022 05:37 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I always love seeing the progressions that you share with us and I am looking forward to being able to compare things from week to week.

Oct 02, 2022 06:21 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning George,

I always love seeing your Fall progression post! I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week as I missed it! Looking forward to seeing the progression..good summary on how the location has changed. You live in the perfect part of the country to witness the vibrant change in colors.

Oct 02, 2022 06:32 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George,

I am looking forward to seeing your posts.  One day, I hope to make it to New England.  It is the second busiest time of the year in my Sedona real estate market so it may be a couple of years!

Oct 02, 2022 01:43 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - I really enjoyed reading the background information on your annual progression of Fall colors in CT. I can't wait to see the progression develop into an array of stunning colors. 

Oct 02, 2022 04:59 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Once again, I am looking forward to the fall progression.

Oct 02, 2022 07:22 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am looking forward to seeing your fall progression too!  I am up in Boston today and tomorrow - we drove up and started admiring the leaves as we got further north - a tree here and a tree there. 

Oct 03, 2022 04:41 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Love this series and enjoy seeing the transition. We have noticed due to the lack of rain a lot of the trees have been dropping their leaves already, as well as turning early. Not sure of the storm this weekend will change that at all.

Oct 03, 2022 06:25 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

George, as I follow your progression each year, I also get the reality of knowing my raking will start too soon

Oct 03, 2022 10:34 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Hello George Souto I thought of you as I was driving up to our Warrington office it was as if Mother Nature turned a switch as suddenly the leaves were changing colors. Yes, it is time for George's Fall Post I thought. Something I really enjoy every change of the Fall season..

Oct 03, 2022 11:01 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Priceless! George Souto thank you for showing me those magical colors of my home state!

Oct 03, 2022 08:19 PM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Des Peres, MO

George Souto ,

Fall has many opportunities for great photos!  Thank you for sharing,


Oct 05, 2022 12:41 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Hi George I always look forward to your fall color progression photos!  Fall is my favorite time of year.

Oct 05, 2022 03:21 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - Wishing you a wonderful weekend and a colorful fall filled brilliant beauty. 

Oct 07, 2022 06:20 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Hey, George.

If I was a golfer, looking at that photo, I think that I would be teeing up a ball and reaching for a long wood.

Oct 19, 2022 06:15 PM