10 signs Long Island is ready for fall
From frothy pumpkin spice lattes to anticipating scenic fall foliage, here are some of the tell-tale signs Long Islanders are ready for fall, even if it's still technically summer through Sept. 22.
The Pumpkin Spice Latte is back, and EVERYONE on line at Starbucks is ordering it, including you.
Most Long Island schools are back in session after Labor Day, which means sharing the streets with yellow buses during the morning commute.
Bright orange "U-Pick" pumpkin signs line local side roads and point you off exits on the highway.
Long Island supermarkets are starting to stock pumpkin beer. We spotted these at a King Kullen in Hampton Bays.
You trade weekends at Jones Beach for weekends apple picking at Harbes Farm or Woodside Orchards.
Socialites and celebrities close up their summer homes and the Hamptons become ghost towns.
Football practice goes into high gear at schools, as does practice for a host of other sports, including soccer and cross-country running.
The sun is heading down the sky, and thoughts turn to upstate trips to see the leaves change.
Back from end-of-summer vacations, tank tops and shorts get switched out for sweaters and boots.
The first Christmas decorations begin to line the shelves in stores that seem to completely skip over Halloween and Thanksgiving.