Autumn Views from Central Connecticut
When will the leaves turn? It's the question on everybody's mind as autumn arrives each year in New England. For a sense of how the leaves changed week to week in 2001, click on these links for images of the view outside my window in Central Connecticut.
Well, it is a much brighter day today, and the foliage-bare trees stand silhouetted against the blue sky and the sun. As I drive around the state, I do see a few trees still clinging to some color, but my view is definitely lacking for leaves as we get our final look out the window for 2001.
October 31, 2001
What a difference a week makes! It's a cold, gray Halloween day, and there are just a few scraggly leaves still hanging on.
October 24, 2001
Well, there's a reason that they call it "fall." The leaves are leaving us as the days get shorter and the nights cooler. Even the stalwart tree just off our back deck that had clung so tightly to its green foliage has now turned a brilliant shade of gold.
October 17, 2001
All of a sudden, the colors have really "popped" here in Connecticut. While the tree in the foreground of my window view is still stubbornly hanging onto the shades of summer, many of the trees tucked behind have given up the ghost and shed their greens for the colorful reds and oranges of autumn.
October 10, 2001
You'll notice this week that the yellow leaves are competing to overpower the green ones... and that the treetops are starting to appear a bit bare. There's plenty of fall color still to come, though, methinks.
October 4, 2001
I've zoomed in a bit this week to show you that indeed the yellow hues in my view are intensifying in their vibrancy. However, as you can see, the foliage is still predominantly green. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict a long-lingering fall color season based on what I'm seeing here in central Connecticut in early October and what I observed on a just-completed, five-day trip to Maine, where the progression of the fall seemed substantially behind where I had expected it to be.
If you stare carefully at the center of this view, you'll see that the yellow leaves in the background are becoming a bit more noticeable than they were last week. Still, the foliage is predominantly green here in central Connecticut as October looms in the not-too-distant future.
September 21, 2001
I have a new view this year! And here's our first look outside my window for 2001. As you can see, it still looks predominantly green and leafy, but there are definitely signs of fall color to come here in central Connecticut.
2000 Outside My Window
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1999 Outside My Window
Fast forward through the last fall foliage season of the 1900s.
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