It had to happen. Sooner or later it was bound to snow. I slept in.. much of it had melted before I was awake for the entire day. This was our yard yesterday October 27, 2010.
The wind had howled like a banshee on a rampage. Even back here in the woods it was windy. Sticks were falling out of the trees and they were swaying back and forth so much that Chance refused to go outdoors by himself.
We will have to have one last round up of all Chance balls in the yard before winter sets in. This time of year Indian Summer can always return… I am hopeful.
There were many leaf skirmishes, they were chopped, they were blown and they were raked. Now they are collecting snow at the edge of the woods. As long as they stay away from the front door. Chance did his share to help..he herds the rake..and his big old fluffy tail did an excellent job of carrying many leaves into the house. The arrival of snow signals the end of the leaf battle..even if you are not done. But I am done..and I am once again victorious over the miserable leaves. Far Guy doesn’t rake..but he does use the leaf blower and he does chop them up with the mulching blade on the lawn mower. In some spots the leaves were knee deep..it is the price we pay for deep shade during the summer. We also don’t have great looking grass..as in well manicured thick and luscious..it is what it is.
All of the summer lawn ornaments are put away..the patio furniture was put away dry..and my garage has been cleaned. The patio table remains like one lone wish that it would be warm enough to sit and relax around it one last time before the patio is filled with snow drifts. I guess I must be a dreamer:)