Skies that were still light at 8pm a month ago, are now dark at 6.30pm.
Mornings are chilly, nights that were comfortably cool for sleeping are now becoming cold.
Dressing gowns are being brought out of hibernation, slippers are being dusted off, fleecy tops are being washed ready to wear.
And the trees are finally changing their clothes.
After wearing nothing but green for the past six months we now see them in greens and golds, greens and bronze, greens and browns, golds and reds.
Here are a few photos taken in my street last Sunday.
not all fallen leaves have this fragrance, these particular trees do, liquid ambar and maple trees also smell like tea when the leaves fall.
....and now seen in shades of copper,