Autumn is my favorite time of year. I have already voiced this in a previous entry. And the colors are phenomenal. And watching the leaves swirl every which way in the autumn wind and listening to the sound of leaves crunching underfoot is all part of the season. Therein lies the culprit - LEAVES, LEAVES AND STILL MORE LEAVES! And with the raining down of leaves comes rakes and leaf blowers and a husband who does all the manual labor involved with the leaf removal. And the more manual labor that he needs to do because our house is surrounded by trees, the more you will hear grumbling. I look at it this way - it is what it is, and no amount of complaining about it is going to miraculously remove the leaves. So, just do the raking and blowing and stop yer whining! Then again, I can have this rather magnanimous attitude because I am not the one performing the wonderful task!!!!