Well, actually, the real reason I'm up there is because there's some sort of vine growing around us and covering the trees nearby. I'm pretty sure that if I were not to assert myself against it every year about this time, it would devour the entire garage in 3 years' time. I'm trying not to take it personally.
Well, while I was up there on the roof, I did notice that most of the trees were still green, far from "peak." autumn color. If you look forward to and even travel to enjoy Peak Leaf Peeping Time here in the Hudson Valley as well as other areas of NYS, all the information you need about where and when the trees are changing can be found here, at the I Love NY website.
Be very careful everyone, if you do have to do any ladder climbing, or if you have to be on the roof for any reason, like, maybe, if you're a fiddler.
photo taken by Charlotte (on hand to hold the ladder)