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Autumn in Litchfield

December 13, 2012 Steam fog from the chilly air this morning.
Steam fog.

December 6, 2012 Amongst the leaves.

November 29, 2012 First light of sunrise.

November 21, 2012 Happy Thanksgiving.

November 13, 2012 With some searching for mild spots there's still color and, in fact, elegance to some late-turning, close-to-the-ground leaves.
Late autumn color.

November 11, 2012 The Shepaug (Native American "rocky waters") River winds it's way through a warm, hazy, but leafless part of the hills in Washington. Temperatures have climbed to almost 20 degrees above normal, melting just about all of last week's snow.

November 8, 2012 The first snow-bearing nor-easter of the season.

November 6, 2012 Frost crystals growing as hexagonal columns on a blade of dried grass — on what was possibly the coldest morning thus far this season.

November 5, 2012 An old honeycomb, knocked from a tree by last week's hurricane, showing its space-efficient hexagonal structure.
Fallen oneycomb.

November 4, 2012 This is the time when foliage means raking, rather than viewing.
Leaves on the ground.

November 2, 2012 The downed leaves include some pretty ones.

November 1, 2012 The hurricane knocked down some trees and powerlines, but all-in-all we were lucky.
Foliage. Foliage.

October 26, 2012 The theme this week: cloudy skies and lots of yellow.

October 23, 2012 A shaft of light from the rising sun.

October 22, 2012 Morning color.
Foliage. Foliage. Foliage.

October 17, 2012 This morning brought a light frost, like a few days ago.

October 16, 2012 A rainy then windy start to the week.

October 11, 2012 Great color.

October 8, 2012 Berries of a fading jack in the pulpit (arisaema triphyllum).
Jack in the pulpit.

October 5, 2012 More mushrooms this morning.
Mushrooms on tree.

October 4, 2012 Now it seems to be raining every day.
Fall foliage.

October 3, 2012 It seems like it's raining every other day; but the fungi don't mind.

October 1, 2012 Fall colors are more widespread than the date would indicate.
Fall foliage.

September 28, 2012 Now that the first attractive autumn foliage has appeared, we begin our Fall "coverage" in the right column.
Fall foliage.

September 24, 2012 A huge mushroom draped by a leaf.
huge mushroom.

September 23, 2012 Inflation at sunrise, on a breezy autumn day.
huge mushroom.

The Autumn equinox: 10:49 a.m. EDT September 22, 2012.

September 19, 2012 Dare I say: crimson and clover.
Maple leaf.

August 20, 2012 A hawk screeches.

August 17, 2012 A home with many ports.

August 13, 2012 Pokeweed in bloom

August 8, 2012 A pretty sunset last night.

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Fall Foliage in Litchfield Connecticut 2012

2012 Fall Foliage Update

WEEKEND OF 11.3: Overnight, hurricane Sandy ended this year's foliage season by stripping most trees of their leaves.

WEEKEND OF 10.27: While peak color has moved south, warm weather and the lack of major storms /wind should ensure that areas of vibrant color remain through this weekend.

WEEKEND OF 10.20: Some leaves are gone, particularly with the windy/rainy start to the past week; a few spots are still mostly green. In between is nice color to enjoy, as we round the broad peak of this foliage season.

WEEKEND OF 10.13: Color is widespread. Some browning is now appearing. After temperatures in the 30's early in the week, we expect things to keep moving along. Enjoy now.

WEEKEND OF 10.06: There's a lot of color out there — and a lot of green. But the best part of this season's colors is that there is very little browning, particularly as compared to last year, and as a result colors look more vivid and beautiful. It's been raining a lot; but it's been pretty anyway. This should be a fine weekend for foliage, with the added bonus of "fall festivals" all over.

WEEKEND OF 09.29: This is shaping up to be the first weekend with attractive color. Although we've yet to have a freeze, we've visited the upper 30's F in some spots. And that was enough to get things going. Look for isolated spots with great color, even though most areas show just a touch of yellow. Absolutely worth a look.

Note: these observations are centered on the town of Litchfield -- considerable variation should be expected when considering the county as a whole.

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