It's the best time of the year. Right now. October. But right NOW, the leaves are still mostly green.

I've seen a little yellow and maybe orange here and there, but not those bright vivid colors that trademark the season.

So when DO they change?

According to this map, peak fall foliage for our neck of the woods happens in late October, of which we are right on the cusp.

In far eastern Kentucky, it's already happening...again, according to the map.

Now, there's also a number you can call that will let you know when to jump in the car. It's a toll free number--800-225-8747.

And when you get the word that it's time for a red/yellow/orange/gold road trip, Kentucky Tourism suggests soaking it all in at Western Kentucky locales like Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Audubon State Park, Kentucky Dam Village, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, and Cadiz where the annual Ham Festival is a huge fall tradition.

And there are great places to go elsewhere in the Bluegrass State as well.

It all sounds good to me.

Who knows? I might see you on the road.