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Friday, November 20, 2015

Are They All Down Yet?

We had a serious wind and rain storm in this region on Tuesday.  Some folks are still without power, and there is still some flooding in the river valleys. Falling trees cause a lot of trouble here, and in fact three people died when trees fell on their cars. 

We were lucky and escaped with no damage or power outages. Since the storm, we have been getting clearing weather. Thursday afternoon, sun shining, air cold and crisp, nothing else on my schedule, I cheeked to see if it was time to rake the leaves on the lawn again. 

Are they all down yet? 
Well, not quite, but almost. 

I got to work. 
It always feels good to have things cleaned up, even if it doesn't last.


And the fresh air and exercise are great too.

12 comments:

  1. Your yard looks very neat now that you raked the leaves. Are those 4 birds lined up in pic 6? Almost look like Quail.

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  2. Fall work seems to go on forever. As long as the weather is nice we'll find something to do.

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  3. I love that your leaves are giving back to the garden.

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  4. Those birds fool a lot og people on first glance. They are rusty metal ornamental quail.

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  5. You do have the most beautiful leaves to rake. Seriously, here, the leaves that fall are dead, brown, and curled. Not pretty at all. Glad you didn't have any damage with those storms.

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  6. Such a beautiful yard, year round. I love the rusty quail. I was fooled, too. :-)

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  7. Glad you're safe. Trying to get our condo to rake leaves under the shrubs here so good for the wintering over plants as well. Great quails, I thought you had visitors too.

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  8. we are just starting fall here in the high desert mountains of utah-let the leaves fall now!

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  9. I clean up the flower beds the day before the storm. I pulled out all the dying stuff, raked leaves and patted myself on the back thinking that next spring will be a breeze. Then the storm hit...grrr! We still haven't cleaned out the vegetable garden and have enough mushy tomatoes for a good tomato war. No time to clean it all up before we leave for Thanksgiving. I'm hoping it will all just blow away while we're gone, or be covered in snow when we return.

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  10. Yup, good exercise. Come here and rake.

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