In past years, the peak fall color has averaged around Oct. 15, so we have been watching to see what effect the drought has on color this year.
Monday morning, Oct. 15, I told Kimball that the oak and hickory trees north of our house looked the best I’d seen them. I also said I can never tell when the peak hits until a day or two later.
I’m thinking today, Tuesday, that Monday was it.
The sugar maples don’t play by oak rules.