Beau November 4th, 2009
The leaves are falling, drifting, blowing, gathering… I love watching them drift from the trees. I’m going to make a great big leaf pile this week. One that we can get lost in… I just love the earthy smell of being buried in leaves. But the ground is too damp still… so another day or two of this glorious sunshine will make it perfect.
Great masses of leaves are also falling into the pond. They blow up and down from east to west with the wind, and gather in bunches. After a really windy day they seem to disappear, sinking to the depths to become part of the submerged detritus, slowly decomposing, and furnishing homes to frogs, turtles and other critters. I’m always amazed that the pond doesn’t fill up with the leaves!
This week is a scramble to enjoy the weather while finishing projects. Today I’m finishing digging and pouring a footer for the retaining wall for the shed, and with luck may actually start building it by this weekend. At the rate I’m going, I may be able to use it by New Year’s. A forthcoming post: “Seasons of Memories: You Too Can Build a Shed in Three Months!”