FALL is one of my favourite seasons.........but not when it gets dark around 4 pm in the afternoon. It so dreads into a very long evening and night. But I do like the cooler temperatures.
The least favourite is raking the leaves........we have this huge Maple tree in the backyard along with about six very old and tall Crab Apple trees so the raking never ends. The Crab Apple tree drops bushels of apples on the ground.....most we don't rake because the squirrels and raccoons do most of the cleaning up for us. My husband tries not too rake so often so the little critters can have some snacks.
I see the squirrels digging and digging non-stop hiding their snacks.......then in the spring when my husband is digging up the soil for summer plantings we find all sorts of goodies, dried up crab apples, pine cones, peanuts, etc.......I'm sure with hiding so may snacks I don't think they can remember where they had dug them.
Today it rained 'cats and dogs'........oh let me tell you my bones were not good. I was in pain but still managed to get around. This rain was much needed......and after rainfall a lot more leaves fall off the trees.
As I look at my neighbour across the street he doesn't have one leave on his lawn.....and no he doesn't rake at all. It's because the wind blows in our direction and I swear the leaves come from way down the street. I know this is so because I see red Maple leaves and there are none near my house but down the street. Our neighbour is not very handy so he never rakes..... which makes his leaves on his lawn blown over on our lawn also.....this year he has gotten some gardeners so I see a cleaner front yard on our side.
Hope you all have a good Fall season.........