Welcome first day of autumn!
The first day of fall is one of those renewal kinds of days that roll around several times per year. Its time to begin to get the yard in shape before the leaves fall. Around here that means flagging the half buried tree stumps so the lawn mower has an opportunity to save himself when the leaves have covered the ground.
It's also time to prep the gutters and downspouts, fill in cracks, insulate where necessary. An hour or so now can save a fortune later in the winter.
For better or worse it is also time to begin thinking of holiday shopping. The weather is much better now for shopping, or at least list making, than in mid December.
The best part is that it is the season for apple cider and candy apples. Most people put a couple of pounds on over the holidays. I don't ususally. I do it between now and Halloween, my favorite time of the year.