Ah yes, autumn. The cool crisp air, the bright vivid colors, the sense of anticipation as we get closer to the holidays.
And the leaves. Did I mention the leaves? The 'carpet' of brown, yellow, gold, crumbling, crispiness that covers our grass? Every day when I drive up my driveway, I can't stop looking at our yard and seeing everything that needs to be done before winter hits. Put the hoses away so they don't freeze and break the hose reels like they did last winter when they were left out too long? Nope. Pull the garden ornaments out and put them away in the garage for next spring? Nope. Take down my wind chimes and store them in the garage during the long winter months ahead? Nope. Mow the lawn one last time because it badly needed it before it got so cold out? Nope.
And then there's the raking. Even with 3 additional little sets of hands, we just hadn't had the time or the right weather to go out and work on it. We even spent our (little) free time doing other things like painting and re-arranging the living room. And there the yard sat, mocking us with more leaves blowing in to the yard and along the fence every day.
On Sunday, I managed to
So this tackle is only partially done - and probably won't get much more done for a while since it's misty and drizzly and raining today and there is (gasp!) snow forecast for later in the week and over the weekend. We're not the only procrastinators out there though - I see leaves on the ground everywhere I go. And still a whole bunch of them on the trees even yet...
I'll leave you with a few of the photos from our raking fest on Sunday...
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