among the Maples
My favourite time of year!
I say, let the leaves stay where they fall. I love the sound of children shuffling through them as they walk home from school. I love the sound of them rustling down the road with the breeze.
I love the way they smell as they slowly decay.
And, of course, the colours!!
Just before the first snowfall is the perfect time for raking...
although there is always that one retired neighbor whose garden is always perfectly manicured...not a leaf anywhere to be seen.
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