Normally I photograph and save the first autumn leaf that catches my eye. This year it is the second. The first one is lost somewhere, perhaps pressed between two pieces of paper where I thought it would be safe? (I found it the last week of August.)
This is the one I noticed this morning. Along one of the paths I normally walk there were many, many leaves to choose from already. For the next couple months I will probably be picking up leaves every day. It is something I tend to do every year.
This will have to happen every year too.
"Actually" (to quote a 2 year old I know), maybe more than once.