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 five weeks ago as the colors were starting to change. Four 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 three weeks ago shown in the third picture below is not as significant as it was between the first two pictures. Two ago week once again at the beginning of the week there was not much change from previous week, however, by the end of the week the change was once again significant as you can see in the fourth and fifth pictures below, because the trees had lost most of their leaves in a very short period of time. This past week we continued to have rain and windy conditions, which as you can see in the picture above and last picture below, caused the trees to lose their remaining leaves very quickly. The change of colors on this site were much faster than the change in colors in sites I have posted about in previous years.
The leaves you still see in the last picture, are of a hilltop a couple of miles from this site. In a couple of weeks these trees will also most likely lose all their leaves as well. I will post my last 2022 Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT. when all of the leaves have fallen.
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.