The last of the leaves just fell not too awful long ago, so on and off for hours at a time, I have been raking and using the blower on the leaves, getting them back to the burn pile. For the last few nights, I've been working until it was too dark to see, trying to beat the snow I heard was coming (we had some yesterday morning, but nothing that stuck).
|You can see from the picture that there are still some leaves on the trees.|
Not a lot, but they really held on tight this year.
When I came in last night, there were still about two big tarp fulls of leaves to take back. It was too dark to do it, and I knew the family was inside getting hungry (my youngest helped until he got cold and went inside). The picture above is what I was left with... not too bad, if the snow didn't come as predicted overnight, I could get it first thing in the morning (meaning today).
The first thing I did when it got light this morning was look outside. Hurrah, hardly any snow, I could still get those to the burn pile before the hills on the sides of the house got too slick, and the leaves got too wet and heavy to move!!
I took the kids to school, fully intending to get those leaves done right away. By the time I got home, I was faced with what you see in the picture above. And so, I guess the leaves will have to wait. Phooey.
Next year, I'm investing in a leaf scooper for the lawnmower.
How about you? Got your leaves up (if you live somewhere with distinct seasons)? Got snow?