Friday, November 20, 2015

Time to Leaf

Fall is rapidly turning into Winter. Such is the cycle of life. I love to walk along the sidewalk and step on all the crunchy leaves. We have a lot in the neighborhood. When Pearl walks to the bus stop, she will walk in the gutter, through the huge piles of leaves that accumulate there.

There aren't a lot of trees in the front yard at our house. We have the gigantic pine tree, but that drops needles, not leaves. We still end up with plenty of leaves that swirl around the neighborhood and settle in our yard. Pearl was raking them up the other day. She was just too cute not to stop and take pictures.

She raked them into a pile so she could jump into them. I'm not sure there were really enough leaves there. But I did have her toss some in the air. She is stinkin adorable.

She did build a little nest for her jacket. I wish I could find a bird that color. Or even an egg. ( reminds me of some of the eggs on My Singing Monsters. We may be a little addicted to that game right now.)

The back yard has considerably more trees. I noticed one day that I couldn't even see the grass back there. Tyler got the crew organized and put them to work. It is amazing what they can do when properly motivated.

Daisy was trying to sweep leaves into the shovel. She was ambitious.

It is hard to use two tools that are both bigger than your person.

P-Pod was helping in her own little way. This bucket may not move many leaves at once, but every little bit helps.

Luckily, most of the leaves are off the trees. The next thing we will be scooping around here will probably be snow.

1 comment:

meganmushrat said...

The only childhood memory I have of falling leaves was the year we lived in New Jersey when I was 5. I can remember walking through the woods and looking at all the leaves on the ground. Like pine trees, palm trees don't shed leaves and that was what we primarily had in Southern California.