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These are my top 20+ signs that fall is arriving!

Before you panic, these have not all happened as I write this. YET! But even as I think about going out to the beach and soaking up a little more solar radiation, I’m taking notice of the trees down my street and my eyes glance upward as I drive (talk about driving distracted).

The town hall in Willimantic Connecticut

The town hall in Willimantic Connecticut

I’m noticing the trees that have taken on a different color hue. They’re not changing yet, but its in the air…

These aren’t only my signs of fall arriving and some are from some of my Facebook fans also. Please leave a comment if you have some Top 20 signs of fall I’m missing!

These are shown in approximate order of appearance…

In between the asterisks are new ones that people are sending me on FB or in the comments…

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#23rd way to tell fall has arrived in New England?  the Halloween store named Spirit, is getting ready to open. (Beverly C.)

#22nd way to tell fall has arrived in New England? With cooler temps and farmers rushing to harvest their crops (Linda B-W)

#21st way to tell fall has arrived in New England? when Sam Adams Oktoberfest starts showing up on tap in restaurants (Mid-August from Matt D.)

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#20th way to tell fall has arrived in New England?  Scented candles with fall scents such as caramel apple or my new Fav Autumn in the park… 🙂

#19th way to tell fall has arrived in New England?  My favorite farm (Cider Hill in Amesbury MA) has fresh cider donuts ready for me!

#18th way to tell Fall has arrived in New England?  The staghorn sumac’s leaves start to turn red (Mid July)

Several bushel's of corn at a farmers market. The cornsilk and corn husks are vibrant in color and smell.

Several bushel’s of corn at a farmers market. The cornsilk and corn husks are vibrant in color and smell.

#17th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? The early corn from local farms (not the corn from California at the supermarket) hits the farm stands.

#16th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Mums are showing up in the garden centers

#15th way to tell fall has arrived in New England?  Staples and Target start showing ads for back to school supplies and clothing.

#14th way to tell fall has arrived in New England?  L.L. Bean catalog hits my mailbox with a cover shot of trees in autumn colors and the models are wearing fleece everything. (early to mid Aug)

#13th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Yankee’s fall issue hits my mailbox (Mid August)

#12th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Halloween stuff hits the shelves at Michael’s craft stores

#11th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Pumpkins show up at the farmers markets (August)

20 indicators that fall is near#10th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Honking from over head leads your eyes to flying Vs of geese heading south (Mid Sept)

#9th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Sunflowers mean fall is coming just around the corner

#8th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Dunkin’ brings back their pumpkin flavors. AND  Pumpkin flavored everything!

#7th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Announcements about harvest festivals (Topsfield Fair) hit your radio

#6th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Candy corn hits the super market shelves…

#5th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Early Fall color reports start coming in from my friends in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine (Early September)

#4th way to tell fall has arrived in New England? They start advertising the 31 scary nights of Halloween on the family channel (Mid to Late Sept)

#3rd way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Haunted New England TV ads hit the airwaves

#2nd way to tell fall has arrived in New England? Sunset goes from a wonderful 8:30 to 7:30 and I realize that by Halloween it will be 5:30!!!

The top #1 way to tell Fall has arrived in New England? The proverbial nail in the coffin is when Jeff Foliage heads North for the first check of the colors in late September (around the 23rd of Sept)

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Jeff Foliage

My name is Jeff Folger,
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
I have several pages that I write blogs for such as: http://www.4cornersnewengland.com/
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I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
Feel free to visit me on my blogs and see what life in New England is like.

I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.
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Top 20 signs that fall is arriving — 10 Comments

    • Sending cool thoughts your way, you;ll see the temps go down tonight… at least 1-2 degrees but they’ll go back up tomorrow… 🙂 Cool thoughts only go so far… I may need some myself this week… My A/C went out and we’re due for some of your temps, So I’m really going to feel your pain.. 🙂

    • Sounds like a poem or a song in the making… Maybe you should send those over to Cheryl Wheeler, I bet she could make another New England autumn song with those… 🙂

  1. That’s wicked good usage of the word Cheryl! You’re wicked smahhtt, as we also say up here in N.E.!

  2. Your list of signs is Spot On, but I was wicked excited to see the DD pumpkin everything one, because it’s my most favorite time of the year! It comes out right around my birthday, August 18!

  3. That was a good list. Down here in Georgia it is still wicked hot (Did you like that? I used a New England word!)

    Flying out October 4. Can’t wait!

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