The Christmas decorating has begun.
A little here, a little there, and before you know it, the house is transformed with the magic of Christmas.
Later this evening, the tree will get decorated, sparkly faerie lights, dried apples and orange slices, baubles and red wooden-bead garlands.
Rust-colored Christmas bells, and grape-vine mini wreaths.
Ornaments from seasons past, reminding of treasured memories.
The hearth is lit, and the hot chocolate is simmering.
Two portly felines watch with interest.
"Tis the season.