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Fourth 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 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 three and a half weeks as the colors were starting to change.  Two weeks ago we had several days of rain, so everything was gloomy and not very good for taking pictures, but I did manage to take a good one at the end of the week.  As you can see from the first two pictures I posted at the end of this blog, the change in color was significant in a very short period of time.  However, the change in color last week shown in the third picture below is not as significant as it was between the first two pictures.  The beginning of this week once again there was not much change from last week, however, by today the change was once again significant as you can see in the two pictures above, and last two pictures below, because the trees have lost most of their leaves in a very short period of time. 

Going forward there will no longer be any further change in color, only further loss of leaves.  I expect with the rain we are suppose to get this coming week, most of the leaves will be gone by the time I post my fifth blog of the 2022 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT. next week.  The change of colors on this site were much faster than the change in colors in sites I have posted about in previous years. 

As I have done for the last Ten years, I will continue to post pictures of this same spot throughout the rest of the Fall to show the progression of the Fall colors, or at this point, the loss of the remaining leaves.  So make sure you check back again next week to see how much more the trees have changed. 

Fall is a beautiful time of the year in New England, and even though the 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, and so far it looks like we might have the return of the outstanding colors I was hoping for.  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 continue to follow my series of the change in Fall colors for the rest of the 2022 Fall Season.


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Comments (15)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi George... it looks like a lot of leaves have already fallen! The tree in front of my house is still fully green and has not lost leaves.

Oct 22, 2022 03:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Wow George....I forget that those beautiful colors don't last!  Still I love it when you do this each year. 

Oct 22, 2022 05:57 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Beautiful scenes, George.  I'm glad to be able to enjoy them vicariously via your photos.

Oct 22, 2022 06:34 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS George, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Oct 22, 2022 06:34 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George Souto my friend I always look forward to your progressions and sadly when I see the fourth one, I am saddened, because I know now it will be another 12 months before these posts will be coming from you... have you thought of doing four seasons' posts?:))Endre

Oct 22, 2022 11:03 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love seeing the progression, it really tells the story!  I hope that you are having a fun weekend!

Oct 23, 2022 04:38 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

The colors don't last very long! Taking photos is a great idea and I love your progression series.

Oct 23, 2022 05:19 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi George,
Fall is my favorite but it's always a bit sad to see the leaves falling and the trees going into hibernation until Spring. Time to start planning a winter getaway. 😊

Oct 23, 2022 07:23 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Good morning George  In looking at your progression you seem to have jumped ahead of our area for leaf fall especially from the last photo. We should all be the same by mid-week with the rain forecasted for the next few days

Oct 24, 2022 06:25 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Fall has now arrived in our neighborhood. Plenty of leaves falling and the temperature is presenting us with slightly chilly mornings.

Oct 24, 2022 08:13 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

Better rain than snow, at least in my humble opinion. 


Oct 24, 2022 01:54 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - enjoy the season as long as you can. Thanks for providing us with such beauty from where you live. 

Oct 24, 2022 02:44 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Nice progression of yearly changing of the leaves on the trees, George. Thank you for the effort in providing that and for sharing your colorful photos!

Oct 25, 2022 05:58 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

So glad to see you doing the Progression of Fall Colors again.  I've missed this when I've been away from the Rain!

Oct 25, 2022 12:07 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi George,

In a blink of an eye,  fall is moving into winter!  Thanks for sharing these with us!

Oct 28, 2022 02:43 PM