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Outside My Window: Watch New England Leaves Change During 2013 Foliage Season

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September 11, 2013
2013 Fall Foliage - Outside My Window Photo September 11 2013
© 2013 Kim Knox Beckius

September 11, 2013
The current temperature in Connecticut is 93°F, so the trees in my view certainly aren't getting the message that it's almost time for them to do what trees always do come fall. After one of the wettest Junes on record and the hottest July of all time here in Connecticut, it is truly anyone's guess what autumn will bring in New England this year. It's been a quiet hurricane season, so hopefully, our foliage run won't end with another "Frankenstorm." Or worse: a snowstorm like the one that KO'ed the foliage season in 2011. August was a spectacular month, and by all signs, today's spike in temperature and humidity will be short-lived. I'm betting this will be one of the best foliage displays we've seen in years.

It's the fourth fall since I moved to a renovated 1880 farmhouse in Connecticut, so I've decided to take a different angle on the leaves this year and share photos with you of the view from the deck just outside my dining room windows. Check back each week as another fall season unfolds. Consciously observing the changing of the leaves reminds us to cherish all that is impermanent in our lives and in our world.

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