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Fifth 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 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.


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June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Fall is my favorite time of year, I love the colors and the smells, the cooler weather, bonfires and roasting marshmallows

Oct 31, 2022 08:42 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George I have a hard time believing you just started and here you are the fifth blog... next thing I know is you will show us white H2O:) Endre

Oct 31, 2022 10:54 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi George - it looks like most of the leaves are already gone but I still see some color.

Nov 01, 2022 03:20 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning George. Must say, for years the Fall colors were only what you provided. This year driving back from a vacation, I had the chance to see the Fall colors for myself. Must say, yours a are better and less expensive given the cot of gas! Keep them coming. Enjoy your day.

Nov 01, 2022 05:19 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, George. 

Enjoy the colors of the season and have an outstanding week.

I have lots of leaves to rake.

Nov 01, 2022 05:19 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Wow, it is pretty bare now!  I love seeing the progressions next to each other, quite amazing!

Nov 01, 2022 06:22 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi George... those leaves have dropped and not much color left... seems like it happened overnight!

Nov 01, 2022 06:44 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Your beautiful Progression of Fall Colors continues in Middletown, Connecticut, George.

Nov 01, 2022 06:29 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

That's quite a progression, George, and it looks like the fall leaves are coming to an end soon. Time sure is passing by quickly and these photos are a good reminder.


Nov 03, 2022 07:50 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi George- speaking from someone who lives in the south and does not get to see the beautiful changing colors, I thank you for your annual Fall Progression of Colors. 

Nov 04, 2022 08:24 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

George I am back just to let you know Fall has arrived in Los Angeles too, last night we put the heat on.... it was freezing cold 55 degrees at night... today we already planned ahead heat is on so if it drops below 70 degrees, we are ready:)Endre

Nov 04, 2022 10:43 PM