At this time of the year here in the UK, sweeping up fallen leaves from the lawns is an almost endless task! We have quite gusty winds (although nothing like those in Scotland), so I expect the remaining leaves to fall soon. I spent some time this morning raking up leaves, but the rear lawn will be covered again by tomorrow.
We have an ornamental cherry that lost its leaves a few weeks ago. The silver birch was next and a copper maple (?) on our boundary is losing leaves now. The lilac next door is dropping leaves as well. Oh the joy of seasons.
It won't be too long before the nights start to get shorter again and a new cycle of life is evident. It is good to think that the fallen leaves help to produce the strength in the new season.
I like our seasons. In each there is something good. We have had
rich colours this autumn and there is something lovely about a crisp
winter day with a low sun and no leaves on the trees. There is also
something good about drawing the curtains early and just watching the
Then, before you know it, it is spring again, with breakfast sun
and lighter evenings and mowing those lawns! England - still lovely.