Last weekend, I cleared off the front porch and then scrubbed it clean. Then I hung up a fall wreath on the front door.
I took most of my flower pots to the back deck, where they can still get some sun during the day. Out front, I set out a fall tablecloth with plants that can still be outdoors.
This weekend, I will get some mums and pumpkins for the front porch. The days are growing markedly shorter and nights have been cool, in the 40s and 50s. Fall looks to arrive early this year. But there is still enough light to enjoy sitting outside when I get home in the late afternoon and the front porch is a welcoming place for drinking in the last of the warm days. That's happy.