November 3, 2004
They say all good things must come to an end, and it's evident from this final look outside my window that the fall foliage is definitely past its prime here in central Connecticut. Thank you for sharing another beautiful autumn season with me. If you missed seeing New England's fall foliage for yourself this year, be sure to plan ahead for a 2005 New England fall foliage trip.
October 27, 2004
In just a week's time, all of the green has essentially vanished from my view. The trees have done some shedding, but many bright yellow and rusty orange leaves are still hanging on. The weather has been mild all week--perfect for last-chance walks amid autumn's splendor.
October 20, 2004
The leaves are a bit more colorful and a bit more sparse this week, but there are still quite a few hanging on. Visitors to southern New England this weekend will still have an opportunity to see some nice foliage. For those of us who live here, it appears as though we may be raking until Halloween.
October 13, 2004
The color show is finally underway here in Connecticut! As you can see from this week's view, my backyard trees are now a mix of green and lovely oranges and golds. We're nearing about the 50 percent coloration mark here in central Connecticut, so conditions should be beautiful this weekend for anyone planning a fall drive through southern New England.
October 6, 2004
There is just a bit more color creeping into my view, with the oranges in the distance somewhat more pronounced this week. Temperatures dipped below freezing for the first time last night, so there's a good chance that the rate of color change will accelerate in the days ahead. Still, there are a lot of stubbornly green trees, and we're at least a week away from maximum foliage coloration here in central Connecticut.
September 29, 2004
I zoomed in a bit this week because if you look very carefully, you'll see a few signs of early leaf color in the distance behind the still-green trees that are in the foreground of my view. Here in Connecticut, we've had quite a bit of rain over the past two days as the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne have passed through, so for the first time, there are some leaves down on the roads and in my yard. It's beginning to feel a lot like fall, though peak color is still probably at least two weeks away.
September 21, 2004
Tomorrow is officially the first day of fall, but here in Connecticut, it's a warm sunny day, and the trees in my backyard don't seem to want to give up their green just yet.
September 15, 2004
I always enjoy sharing the view outside my window with the world as autumn decorates New England. As you can see from this first image from the 2004 foliage season, my view is still very green, although I do see early signs of color in some trees here in central Connecticut. I have a hunch that the leaf season is going to be a bit on the early side this year. We've had a wet and cool summer, and as you can see, the leaves, though still green, are healthy and lush, so signs are good that it's going to be fabulous fall foliage season in New England.
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