It usually starts around early August. This year it has hit early, mid July. That hankering for some cooler weather, roasted marshmallows, and walking in crunchy leaves. Here in the Mid-Atlantic, we have had a fairly normal summer. The Fourth of July was surprisingly cool this year, but as My son, who is a landscaper, will quickly remind me - we have had those hotter than Hades days with more to come. Hence, the hankering.