Small signs, but they're there. I stepped outside and saw two red leaves in the yard. Two! Who knows how they knew fall was coming (since it's still 85 or so degrees every day), but there they were staring up at me as if to say, "Congratulations, you survived another summer in Alabama."
Next thing you know, my box of sweaters will start talking to me. And then my jackets and scarves and gloves. And then we'll have to turn off the air conditioner and have a fire in the fireplace and eat nothing but chili for weeks at a time. I'm getting a bit giddy just typing it!
Hello Autumn! Oh, how I've missed you.