Like I mentioned before, this is the first time I have lived in a place where the majority of the trees are deciduous and lose their leaves . . . ALL over the place! I was floored by the massive piles of leaves that fell, burrying lawns, sidewalks, and streets. I started to wonder where all of these leaves were going to go. I found out this week.
This is what I saw as I made my way through my neighborhood midday. Another surprise. Take a look . . .
It's hard to tell, but this is a long row of many separate piles of leaves.
That were eventually pushed into massive piles like these in the middle of an intersection, with a small corner for cars to drive around. Dump trucks eventually carted the leaves away.
Can you imagine playing in a pile like this?!
Well, as I said, the leaves are gone and just in time, because the snow has come and I have long icicles hanging from the eve outside my bedroom window. At least they snow plow well in Idaho. :-)
I have been enjoying cups of tea and cocoa, and being continuously thankful that I am warm and dry. In fact, I'm off to make a cup of tea now before bed. Until, next time . . .