These past few days, golden leaves speckling the footpaths, decorating my walks. Not many yet, just hints, but every day a few speckles more.
Beginnings and ends of days cooler. The trees and birds and air are quieter and more still - as if remembering to prepare for their Winter sleep to come.
During the days, sunny with blue skies and delicate wispy ribbons for clouds - September hasn't quite cast off August yet and I can still bring my cup of tea outdoors.
So cute to see the little girls and boys starting school for the first time yesterday with their brand new schoolbags and uniforms.
Above, a couple of illustrations from a children's book I illustrated a while back.