I didn't want to encroach upon Bill's thread of fall colors and mine can't really compare anyway. Although autumn has finally arrived in my part of the world, the colors of my Japanese maples are just now starting to change. Here are a few of the early ones.
#1 and #2 are 'Glowing Embers'
#3 and #4 are 'O isami' (not an acer palmatum)
#5 is 'Sharp's Pygmy' just starting to change color.
Edited to add that the pictures didn't upload in the order I thought they would. #1 and 3 are Glowing Embers now and 2 and 4 are the O isami.
I don't get much fall color on mine at all--the leaves get sort of ratty looking, then they turn brown and fall off (except in the case of 'Shirazz' which holds onto its dead leaves until we either have a big windstorm or I knock them off myself because I'm tired of looking at them)
Great pictures Garden Sox. I'm about 75 miles south of you and I've had the best fall color I have ever seen in about 40 years. Incredible !
Here are five I selected.