Last week, while Winnipeg was experiencing a heat wave worthy of July, I grabbed my camera and wandered through residential areas for two hours, snapping pictures of all the gorgeous leaves and trees (and I can’t share them with you because I can’t find my cord.)
Here’s the thing.
My across-the-street neighbour has a tree which, I assumed, was exactly like every other tree on the street. Apparently not. Her tree dropped all of its leaves last week. It’s bare. She spent the weekend outside with a leaf blower and her front yard looks pristine and green.
My tree, however, still has a few green leaves yet among all the yellows, and they are all still attached. Unfortunately, I have leaves that have blown into my yard and are thick around the edges of the driveway and the street.
I don’t know whether to get out there and do a quick clean up, or be that person and save my energy until my own leaves fall. Until it drives me nuts to look out the window, I think I’ll leave them. I’m going to say they are a part of the autumn experience and should be enjoyed as long as possible.
PS – this wouldn’t be an issue if those darned trees got organized. Oaks and elms, unite!