Well I think winters on its way, the warm halcyon sunny days are beginning to disappear and become a distant memory. Summer holidays all taken, winter woolies being dragged out of the wardrobe.
The signal for me is the first frosts laying on the ground, the last cut of my lawn for another season and my log shed is full to the rafters. (loaded a couple of tons of fire wood in there the other night, that warmed me up)
Oh yes the image............. Warm sunny days at the zoo with the family (not mine) I think Dad was more interested in the ice cream van :)