We always decorate for fall/halloween the last weekend or week of Sept. If the weather is chilly enough then while we are decorating I will have chili simmering away in the crock pot.
I love the cools crips over cast day. Perfect weather for a warm sweatshirt and a cup of hot coffee, long walks, hearing the crunching of the leaves and seeing the animals gathering food for the winter.
The sights and smells of Halloween and Thankgiving. The older I get the more I love it!