It’s Worth it…

…to have to rake all these leaves.

I am grateful for 4 distinct seasons. Growing up in southern California I didn’t get the joy of seasons like I do in the Pacific Northwest. The fall colors, the crisp mornings, the crunch of our first frost. These are all enjoyed by me.

We took down the patio covers so they wouldn’t be destroyed in high winds and snow later in the winter. They probably won’t go back up till next May.

While I’m typing here, Dear is out blowing all the leaves into one big pile. Our yard waste bins, 4 of them, are all full already. After the yard waste is collected tomorrow I’ll work on filling the bins back up from the big pile Dear is building right now.

This post does have something in common with Steve’s Grace Challenge post today on being thankful in your work.

What are you thankful or grateful for today?

7 thoughts on “It’s Worth it…

  1. I heard about the grace challenge yesterday at church…and about the 90 day challenge…coming soon! I’m thankful for the four seasons as well…and also that I am missing a bit of the rainy season back home right now:)

  2. So much to be thankful for today – we have hydro, food, water, heat, and the rain has let up so that the corn harvest can begin!!!
    Your leaves are sooooo pretty. Too bad they need to be raked/blown. I love the Fall season too and am hoping for a few more “indian summer” days to get my gardens winter ready! Seems that this Fall has been soooo short.

  3. Ah…I love the back of your yard and house. It looks beautiful. Isn’t it sad to see those beautiful leaves go into heaps? If I could capture them like this I could enjoy them all winter. Perhaps that is why they are so special to us.

  4. Three guesses! =)

    I have been so blessed this year with the raking of leaves…only had to do it three times because my neighbor to the west has mulched all the side and front lawns and last night, my neighbor to the east did the other side. Win-win!

  5. What lovely color those leaves make on your lawn. Are they maple? I actually love raking leaves and today I had a little preschool helper, so for that I am thankful.

  6. Your back yard looks a lot like ours. It’s so pretty … I keep wishing we could just leave the leaves like that … but is sure is easier to clean them up when they have just fallen.

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