I've written before how treacherous peak leaf is, even here in the gorgeous Hudson Valley. It's not like Christmas or Valentine's Day, where it's circled on the calendar and that's the day. What actual date do the most amount of trees have the most amount of color? It's like so many things in life; you never know until it's passed.
That said, I think yesterday might have been that day.
I like New York in October.
Sorry to see the leaves go. It didn't occur to me until I had deciduous trees of my own to care for, but these lazy bums just stand around naked as a jaybird for fully six months out of the year, November through April. Just sticks in the dirt.
Oh, they are glorious now, though, God bless 'em all.