It comes surely, creeping up on us with just a nip in the air. Autumn! Fall! The winding down of the lazy summer days.
It's there in the changing colors of the leaves in both trees and shrubs....
And those same leaves fall to the ground like rain.
Of course, there is pumpkin everything!
I start feeling the need to store away food for the future; in this case a very large batch of vegetable beef soup! Frozen in individual size servings.
And of course, Halloween makes a massive comeback in the candy aisle... Miniature candy bars are my nemesis. I can't resist them! I just try to stay out of the store in order to hide from them!
Along with all this comes sweatshirts, long pants, socks, real shoes, heavy blankets. Goodbye shorts, sandals, and tan legs. Ready or not, here it comes.