An early peek at autumn began last week with a little color appearing in the trees, the arrival of fall fashion magazines and the TV Guide’s fall sneak peek.

This little fellow was wondering if the solar eclipse was arriving early, but it was only the change in the summer afternoon shadows.

The water lily pads are changing as fast as fall boots replacing sandals at the department stores and pumpkins and candy replacing the flowers and grilling items at the grocery store.

The loss of a swim noodle is not a high priority as children are shopping at the back to school sales and

the bees have decided to double up with the decrease in flowers blooming.

A small amount of leaves are beginning to fall and their beauty can be enjoyed without thinking about fall cleanup.