I Am Grateful To Be Able To Enjoy Gorgeous Fall Colors Every Year!

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Debe Maxwell, CRS is hosting the ActiveRain Challenge the month titled "Thankful Thoughts:  ActiveRain's November Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge".  This has been an easy challenge for me in the past, because I have MUCH to be gratitude for.  For this challenge we get to write one blog per week for this month. 


My first blog is about the beautiful season that is about to come to an end here in Connecticut, and its gorgeous Fall colors.  This first blog is a particularly easy one, because I am  about to wrap up on my "Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT for 2023.


We are so blessed here in New England to enjoy the Fall leaf colors each and every year.  This gorgeous time of the year only last about 1-2 weeks every year, and I am grateful for whatever time we have to enjoy it, even the short time it was this year. 


Many people travel for hundreds and thousands of mile each year to New England to enjoy these gorgeous colors.  I am blessed that all I have to do is step on to my deck or look out my window, and the gorgeous colors are their for my enjoyment. 


So yes I consider myself to be truly blessed, even though this gorgeous time of the year is followed by very cold weather.  But even our Winters can be gorgeous when these same trees are covered with fresh pure white snow.  When the trees are covered with fresh snow, they almost look like they are covered in cotton balls.


If you have a few minutes click on this link to my "Progression Of Fall Colors In Middletown, CT for 2023, and see this progression of colors for yourself.



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Comments (24)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Excellent post George Souto . I am grateful for good vision period BUT seeing Fall colors is a great bonus.

Nov 04, 2023 05:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi George- my sister-in-law and her husband used to travel to your area every Fall just to see your beautiful colors!!! You are very blessed and I am grateful that you share the Progression of Fall Colors every year. 

Nov 04, 2023 05:35 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I finally saw first signs of color coming to leaves here in Sacramento, today. It seems odd, but leaves have began to fall, but they aren't as colorful as usual/

Nov 04, 2023 07:52 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh my goodness, I always think of you when the leaves begin to change here too, George! I absolutely love your series each year and this year's colors are spectacular...and I love your venue this year too. I think you should stick with this one!!

Thanks for your entry in this month's challenge - I look forward to the next one...

Nov 04, 2023 10:14 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Fantastic George! Thank you for putting a smile on my face with those colors. Don't forget to change your clocks tonight.

Nov 04, 2023 11:41 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

George, Your fall pictures are absolutely stunning. Keep sharing the beauty of these vibrant colors! 

Nov 05, 2023 01:43 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

And many people travel those hundreds of miles to go back home, and we get to rake them off the ground

Nov 05, 2023 03:37 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Loving where you live is truly a blessing!

Nov 05, 2023 04:47 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are lucky to be grateful for that since it would signify cold weather for me and I wouldn't likely be very grateful for that, haha.

Nov 05, 2023 05:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, George... and I am grateful for enjoying the New England colors throug your posts. We actually have a lot of color around Charlotte, but I don't need to worry about the white stuff showing up!

Nov 05, 2023 05:52 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

it is a beautiful thing George Souto when we can feel gratitude and blessed by the God Given beauty that surrounds us.  Sometimes it is the more "simple" things in life that  bring us the most joy.  

Nov 05, 2023 07:06 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

Hi, George.

Your foliage photo takes me back to my days in good ol' Duxbury, a tiny town near Boston. Ah, the majestic fall foliage of New England! But here's the hilarious twist: once all those leaves hit the ground, we were treated to a sweet ocean view.

So, we had to be patient and wait until winter to sell our house and proudly declare, "Hey, it comes with a water view!" (Only in winter, though. Sorry, summer buyers!)

Nov 05, 2023 10:39 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes, you are definitely blessed to be able to enjoy firsthand the changing of the leaves in your area, George. Many of us only see it in photos!

Nov 05, 2023 12:35 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

George Souto  The Fall foliage colors you share each year are breathtaking, and I eagerly anticipate each photo's progression. I can see why you are so grateful 

Nov 06, 2023 01:57 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George:

You are certainly blessed with so much of nature's beauty right outside your back door. Those colors bring back happy memories of our many years in New England.


Nov 09, 2023 12:26 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto I am grateful you continue to share your Fall progression of Autumn colors! You do a GREAT job to grace us with these vibrant trees!

Nov 10, 2023 04:18 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

Fall is my favorite time of year due to the glorious foliage colors and the mild temperatures. You are blessed to live in one of the most amazing Fall color zones in the U.S.  Ours is pretty darned good, too.  Thanks for sharing, George.

Nov 10, 2023 07:16 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning George. Must say that I anxiously await your annual fall series on the changing colors. Living in downtown Chicago it is normally the best exposure to fall colors I get. Thanks! Enjoy your day.

Nov 21, 2023 03:46 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
LoKation Real Estate - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824

Your photos are outstanding George.  When we lived up north, fall was always my favorite season.  The turning of the leaves is just so beautiful - nothing quite compares to it.  

Nov 22, 2023 12:25 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

And we are glad to see them George!

Nov 27, 2023 06:38 PM