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Check Fall Foliage Conditions with these Autumn Views from Central Connecticut

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Updated October 31, 2013
Do you wish you lived in New England and could watch the leaves turn from vibrant summer green to subtle flecks of gold to full-blown red and orange? Are you planning your own fall foliage visit to New England this autumn and finding yourself longing for a preview of what you'll see? You're in Luck!

Each week or so, I'll post a new photo of the view from my window, giving you a timely and authentic look at the progression of the fall foliage season and an update on current foliage conditions. And each photo will be archived here, so autumn's changing hues will be just a click away as the season progresses. Make a cup of hot tea or cider, and wherever you are in the world, sit back for a moment and glance through a New England window at the glory of the annual onset of fall. Enjoy!

October 30, 2013
We bid a gentle "farewell" to the season this week, as late day sun shines through the mostly bare trees in my view. Tomorrow, all of New England will be celebrating Halloween AND a Red Sox World Series victory! If you've only shared this fall foliage season with me virtually, vow now to visit New England and play in the pretty leaves in 2014.

October 22, 2013
As leaves fade and fall, I always admire the tenacious ones that hang on! As you'll see in this latest look at the view outside my window, we're definitely past peak here in central Connecticut, but there is still drama unfolding as the season winds down.

October 16, 2013
The leaves have made a quantum leap since last week, and those that still cling to their branches are in their golden glory. I know I should spend the upcoming weekend raking, but there's a Guinness World Record at stake at the Keene Pumpkin Festival!

October 8, 2013
It's been a fast and furious fall when it comes to color change, and this week, you'll see leaves that are hurtling toward their peak in my view. I'm crossing my fingers that winds don't detach any more of these colorful beauties prematurely.

October 2, 2013
It is the most golden and glorious fall day imaginable, and I am having the darndest time concentrating on work! Even though my work involves sharing foliage photos like this with you, as well as this latest look at my view, which is strikingly different this week.

September 25, 2013
We've been having brilliant, blue sky days here in Connecticut, and if you squint, you may see a hint of color in my view this week. Even though the season is getting off to a slow start, this is going to be a phenomenal weekend to get out and enjoy fall events in the region.

September 18, 2013
I actually considered starting a fire in my office woodstove last night, and a local farmer reported patches of frost this morning. Did the cold overnight blast awaken the leaves? You'll see in this latest view of my backyard.

September 11, 2013
The leaves outside my window are still convinced it's summer, but oh, how the scene will change in the next few weeks! On this twelfth anniversary of 9/11, it's an ideal time to remember how quickly seasons change and how precious and fragile life is. I hope you'll pause with me each week to appreciate the loveliness that emerges as autumn descends upon New England. My bet is that this will be one of the best foliage displays we've seen here in Connecticut in years.

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Looking Back...

2012 Outside My Window Archive
The 2012 season was memorable once colors came on strong.

2011 Outside My Window Archive
Do you remember or can you guess why the 2011 foliage season came to a sudden, sad end?

2010 Outside My Window Archive
See images from the long-lingering first fall season in my new home.

2009 Outside My Window Archive
Find out why the 2009 foliage season came to an abrupt end.

2008 Outside My Window Archive
Enjoy a quick replay of 2008's stunning fall color progression.

2007 Outside My Window Archive
Look back at 2007's unusual fall foliage season.

2006 Outside My Window Archive
Here's a look at how the leaves changed in 2006.

2005 Outside My Window Archive
Check out the progression of fall foliage from 2005.

2004 Outside My Window Archive
Replay the 2004 foliage season.

2003 Outside My Window Archive
Watch the 2003 leaf season go by.

2002 Outside My Window Archive
Click back to 2002 for a look at how the leaves changed.

2001 Outside My Window Archive
Get a sense of how the leaves progressed in 2001.

2000 Outside My Window Archive
Watch the millennium's first leaf season go by with just a few clicks.

1999 Outside My Window Archive
Fast forward through the last fall foliage season of the 1900s.

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