The colour is spectacular but, nearby, the Great White Cherry is still resolutely green.
The big willow tree at the far end of the bottom hedge (actually it may be a sallow) still has yellow autumn foliage but the ash and sycamore leaves are long gone.
Sycamore is so disappointing for an Acer - such dull leaves - though I suppose the bright red young stems in the spring and early summer are okay. We have, of course one huge sycamore which scattered its winged seeds everywhere. I spend a big part of the summer pulling up seedlings.
The second picture is a close-up of the shirotae showing similar red leaf stems.
The feeders are plastered in tits - blue, great and coal - though there are other birds - see before.
Perhaps we should change the name of the house to The Tittery?