Fall is here. The days are shorter and cooler. The leaves have finally changed into their brilliantly colored costumes, ready for the final performance. Sometimes in singles, sometimes in groups; the leaves detach from the the tree to gracefully float and piroette in the breeze before settling in with the masses to make a lively carpeted forest floor. It is breathtaking, but it also means Christmas is right around the corner, in fact, it is only 43 days away. Well, that is just “duckie” with me.