What says autumn to me?
Woodsmoke - the unmistakable of aroma of woodsmoke - hot dog! someone's got a fire in the fireplace! Where's that kindling...?
My neighbor's maple tree - they have a beautiful maple tree to the left of their driveway and each October it becomes a blaze of yellows, oranges, rusts, gold. It starts coloring on the tippy tops and works its way down the tree till the leaves start falling off.
Sweaters, jackets, socks, shoes (I am mostly a birkenstock sandal girl - so really the change is: with or without socks!)
The dogs finally stop shedding and the daggone fleas go away (has this been a bad year for anyone else? The southeast has been terrible with them; first time in about 10 or more years).
I love the dark mornings and the crisp days and evenings. The light seems to mean more during the fall and winter than it does in the spring and summer. The misty pools of cloud near the ground give way as the sun rises, and an amazing day ensues. I took this photo last October and still remember the feel of the day!