November 8, 2005
The trees in my backyard are mostly bare in this final look outside my window for the 2005 foliage season. If you missed seeing New England's fall foliage for yourself this year, be sure to plan ahead for a 2006 New England fall foliage trip.
November 2, 2005
It's been an unusual fall foliage season in New England. Here in central Connecticut, there were still completely green trees on Halloween! We're beyond peak now, but the trees are far from bare. We may still be raking on Thanksgiving at this rate.
October 26, 2005
There is plenty of yellow and a touch of rusty orange in the view outside my window--more color than usual this late in the fall season. What's that casting a glare at the top of this week's picture? It's the sun! After all of the rain we've had, it's a very welcome sight.
October 19, 2005
There's a golden glow outside my window this week. The sun is finally shining on New England, and the fall foliage is starting to pop here in central Connecticut. There's talk about this being a poor fall foliage season, and certainly eight straight days of rain put a damper on things and caused some leaves to fall prematurely. For me, though, every vivid red, yellow and orange leaf that hangs on is something to behold and to appreciate. As with all things in life, a New England fall season is as glorious as you make it. Take time to marvel at the diversity, complexity and beauty of nature this week.
October 11, 2005
The leaves have thinned out a bit due to the heavy rains we experienced in much of the region over Columbus Day weekend. Surprisingly, though, there is still quite a bit of green in the view outside my window, so there is more fall color still to come here in Connecticut in the second half of October.
October 5, 2005
It's a misty morning, but we're on our way to another 80-degree day here in Connecticut. Our unseasonably warm, Indian Summer weather over the past two weeks has slowed the progress of the autumn color show, it seems. That said, for the first time this week, there are some flecks of gold in the view outside my window. The forecast is for cooler temps this weekend, so there is a good chance the color changes will be more dramatic next week.
September 28, 2005
My husband did a bit of raking in our front yard over the weekend, but the trees in this view of my backyard are still predominantly green. It's beginning to feel like fall now that our daytime temperatures have cooled and nights are getting quite cold. Peak fall color is still at least two weeks away here in central Connecticut, though.
September 21, 2005
Tomorrow is the first day of fall, but our weather is unseasonably warm. I always enjoy sharing the view outside my window with the world as autumn decorates New England, and as you can see from this first image from the 2005 foliage season, my view is still very green. I do see signs of early color in some trees here in central Connecticut, though, and with the dry weather we had during August, my hunch is that the color change may come a bit early this year.
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