Autumn foliage in Litchfield CT (Connecticut)
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Autumn in the Litchfield Hills

December 3, 2008 A red-tailed hawk showing off how they got their name. Red-tailed hawk.

November 30, 2008 Tranquil enough for a gentle flight at dawn... Hot air balloon taking off.

...the afternoon brought enough freezing rain to give an architectural look to this grapevine tendril. Grapevine tendril coated with ice.

November 26, 2008 A leaf trapped by thin ice. Brown leaf on ice.

November 24, 2008 The wind turned south as the water, or rather, ice-level in this pond declines. Tree stump in ice.

November 21, 2008 An unusually cold period brings unusually pretty crystal formations. Frost on glass.

November 18, 2008 Warmed by its proximity to the Housatonic River, some very late color. Late colorful foliage.

November 14, 2008 Seemingly endless showers. Drops of water on twig.

November 12, 2008 The last leaf holds on. Last leaf.

November 10, 2008 This weekend's rain and wind left most trees without leaves. Last leaves.

November 7, 2008 Clouds, some showers, and yellow. Yellow leaves.

November 6, 2008 Cloudy, showery weather brings out the vibrancy of yellow leaves — in this case a Tulip tree leaf contrasted by Japanese Maple. Yellow and red leaves.

November 3, 2008 Waiting for the wind. Milkweed seed.

October 31, 2008 Some pumpkins are greater than other pumpkins. Huge squash.

October 29, 2008 The first snow of the season last night; but only patches remained this morning. Snow on fallen leaves.

October 27, 2008 A warm glow of color at sunrise today. Red leaves at sunrise.

October 24, 2008 A second day of widespread frost and...some ice. Ice forming on a pond.

October 22, 2008 For those leaves that didn't fall from two days of wind, a second wave of color. Maple with yellow leaves.

October 19, 2008 Finishing a week of peak color. Autumn trees.

October 14, 2008 Vivid color is here! Maple with vivid red.

October 10, 2008 Warmth and color to begin the weekend. Maples, green through red.

October 8, 2008 Another frost today, but not a killing frost. Frost on tiny leaf.
Then the warm light of sunrise. Frost on the ground.

October 7, 2008 We woke to scattered frost this morning. Frost on leaf. Frost on the ground.

October 6, 2008 This yellow creature maintained a heading of 310 degrees across road and field. It's the caterpillar of the American dagger moth. Oh, and front is on the right. Caterpillar of the American Dagger Moth.

October 2, 2008 As we move to more yellow in the trees, we stumble upon the same in mushrooms. Yellow mushroom in Litchfield Connecticut.

October 1, 2008 A largely green background with bursts of color—that's where we find ourselves as we move into October. Brilliant tree on the road to Norfolk, CT.

September 29, 2008 After four days of rain, these sprouted up like...well... Mushrooms after the rain in Litchfield, CT.

September 26, 2008 The wind brought some color to this overflowing birdbath today. colorful leaves in birdbath, Litchfield, CT.

September 22, 2008 Autumn arrived at 11:44 this morning. Only the occasional leaf shows color, mostly from the relatively dry weather. Red leaf.

September 19, 2008 Virgin's Bower is at its delicate best in the last days of summer. It likes to climb at the edge of the woods. Virgins Bower in woods in Litchfield.

September 17, 2008 After a moist weekend. Small mushroom in Litchfield.

September 12, 2008 This fellow sports attractive striped antennae... Grasshopper with striped antennae.

...while this one is all about being green. Green grasshopper.

September 8, 2008 Late summer blooms showing age, but lovely nonetheless. Blooms showing age.

September 4, 2008 Milkweed pods continue to mature. Milkweed pods beside a road in Goshen.

September 2, 2008 Despite the drier weather, there are some mushrooms to be found. Mushrooms in Litchfield.

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