Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Falling Leaves

People make road trips to see the leaves turning and it is indeed a spectacular display of brilliant colors in red and yellow and hues in between.  It is also very nice and peaceful to walk in the woods on a windy day and the leaves come falling down.

Sara Coleridge writes:

Dull November brings the blast, 
then the leaves are whirling fast.

How true!  I went out in the car yesterday afternoon and the leaves were whirling fast further up the road. 

I am glad that we don't have leaves to rake up in our Park.  If you have leaves falling onto your grass/lawn, rake them up as soon as possible.  Don't let them stay for an extended time.  It is not healthy for the grass because the leaves cut out the natural light and encourage the growth of fungi.

Most of our trees in the Park are evergreen and whatever leaves are falling on the grass is picked up during the last mowing for the season.  Pine needles, and plenty of them, are falling down in our yard but that all right.  They make for wonderful mulch.

It is all right to wait for most of the leaves to fall and then rake them up.  Of course, with all the rain and snow it may be a long wait.  In the meantime, take a listen to Art Pepper's "Autumn Leaves" and enjoy it.

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