The battle against the leaves!

At this time of year all over New England the leaves are turning beautiful shades of red, yellow, and orange. The next step though is for all of them to fall off the trees and onto the ground.

Yesterday was a crisp fall day and Jeff and I spent the day doing what many homeowners all over New England are doing these next few weeks – picking up leaves. I was on stick and hauling the leaf bags to the curb patrol….Jeff was steering the mulching push mower. We did the front yard and both felt pretty great about our progress.

See…..VERY few leaves!

Then…..we looked up.

And noticed all those pretty leaves that will make their way to the ground in the next few weeks and totally wipe out any progress we’ve made 🙂 Yesterday we only had five bags….I have a feeling our tally will be much higher by the end of November!

Meet our helper. He drags sticks around.

And keeps us motivated by looking cute 🙂

Happy fall!

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