Longer and longer the shadows become as we take our evening stroll. The boys' bicycle wheels, mostly silent on the pavement, greet us with the occasional crunch of a dry leaf as we go by. Golden green and red pears in the neighbor's yard and an almost cool breeze remind me as I walk that the seasons are finally about to change. I can almost smell the pear bread in the oven already!
It is time to take out the fireplace screen and clean it off. It is time to re-organize autumnal crafting supplies and get the garden ready for cooler months. It is almost time for Halloween and preparations are underway already.