Monday, November 10, 2008

End of the season

Combine blue sky, a tree full of leaves and a gentle wind

and you have a happy Colorado Blue Spruce, and the driveway, covered in leaves!

This weekend was a perfectly crisp Colorado fall weekend - and the leaves were finally down on the ground and ready for raking.  We managed to get most of them, with the hopes that a Westerly wind will carry the rest over the fence or down the road a piece.  Not that we want our neighbors raking, but the golf course (over the fence) has big equipment to pick them up, which helps us in our endless endeavor to clear the ground before winter.

I remember making huge piles for the kids to jump in...  or creating the outlines of a house for them to play in.  I am always a bit sad to see the end of the leaves and the beginning of the snow.  

This winter, I plan to look hard for the botanical beauty tucked away beneath the snow - and bring it to you via the blog.

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