I first felt it in July. There's an almost imperceptible change in the air. It's a lightness in the pressing humidity that is usually present in this part of the country at this time of the year. That's accompanied by a gentle, but definite breeze. The light also changes. I don't know what causes it, but it's softer.
It always makes me excited the first time I feel Fall in the air. It's my favorite season. I love the food, the weather, the clothes, the holidays, the everything.
I've loved this summer. I'm not ready for it to end yet, but by September I'll probably be going through my clothes and pulling out the sweaters (even though I won't be able to wear them for another month or more). Old habits die hard, I guess.
In Tennessee, where I grew up, you could start wearing sweaters in September. So that's when I get mine out. In Georgia we play this game of wearing a sweater in the morning until about 10:00, taking it off until late evening, then putting it back on; maybe. Most of the time in early Fall I only wear a sweater on principle. It's what I did growing up, and by golly, I'll do it now! I sweat a lot too! It's the same game in early Spring. Oh well, it gives me something to do!