Went to a local mall yesterday, and I was horrified to discover that it was completely decked out in Christmas, including Christmas carols over the loud-speakers. Only problem: it doesn't feel at all like Christmas yet. We are having unusually warm weather, which is not entirely unwelcome, but it makes it difficult to get into the Christmas/Chanukah/winter holiday, or even the Thanksgiving, mood.
Most of the leaves have fallen, but there is still some beautiful fall color in the yard. Here's a sample: