It’s fall here in Virginia. That means leaves. Billions of leaves.
Ok, maybe not billions, but it feels like it. With 5 oak trees in our yard and another 8 within 5 feet of our yard, we couldn’t see the grass through all the leaves. It doesn’t help that we spent the last two weekends at the beach and didn’t rake.
Yesterday, Scuba Man and I raked and carted off leaves all afternoon. I would rake them into long lines and he would mulch them. There toward the end, when we were getting exhausted and the sun was setting, I took an empty trash can and kept loading it up with leaves and dumping it my truck while he still mulched. We took 3 truck loads of firmly packed leaves to the dump and we’re only about 2/3 finished with the yard.
The bad part is there are still plenty of leaves left on the trees! I’m sure we have at least one, but probably two more weekends of raking. It’s the cost of living in a neighborhood with a lot of beautiful trees.
The good part is the fun we had. There is just something about being outdoors in the fall, working with the one you love. Pausing for kisses, laughing, and just helping each other make the leaves seem less of a chore.
We topped off the day with a steak dinner, a soak in the hot tub, and the Texas Longhorns football game. It was a wonderful day!