In the last few days I have heard and seen flocks of geese flying overhead. The honking is so loud they are impossible to ignore. Our home is directly under the flight path and since they are flying North in fall, I looked it up online. Apparently they are heading out to meet other flocks in a "staging area" before starting the long flight south.
The second clue that fall is coming was found at Costco. The Christmas decorations and gifts are on display.