The Joys Of Fall Cleanup

With the beautiful arrival of autumn comes the very extended season of fall cleanup.  Surrounded by trees, our yard will be covered with leaves through November and, for some reason, they never look as pretty on the ground as in the trees.  Thankfully, after one of the most humid summers working in the yard that I can recall, the enjoyment of fall cleanup can be found in the wonderful autumn breezes while standing outdoors with an adorable fall cleanup crew.  Everyone is always eager to help with the flower beds and then it’s time to negotiate with the crew as to who will be in charge of cleaning up all the leaves.

Extra snacks are given to those that actually eat the leaves before they fall on the ground.

There’s always somebody in the crew with a little bit of an attitude problem

and those that take an extended lunch.

There is always one in the crew that seems to spend more time walking around in a supervisory role than contributing and

another one that tries to entertain everyone.

Thankfully, there are those that take their job very seriously and try catch the black walnuts before they fall to the ground.  The few that do land on the ground create quite a racket when ran over by the lawn mower, which usually results in someone asking me if I ran over a rock again.  This inevitably requires the sarcastic response that no it was not a rock, just another tree stump.

After a beautiful autumn day outdoors enjoying fall cleanup, it’s wonderful to unwind on the deck and enjoy a little birdwatching.

16 Comments Add yours

  1. bearly says:

    Life is good, see last picture.

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    1. I am often wearing one of my many (probably too many) Life is Good shirts while I’m working in the yard or enjoying that glass of wine.🍂🍷😁

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  2. myplaidheart says:

    Cute post. I love the wild turkey supervising the efforts. 🙂

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    1. Thank you!🙂 We have had a few members of the crew threaten a work stoppage if the turkey does not work on his communication skills.😁

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  3. Busy, but with such a lively crew, the hours must fly. Perfect to relax on the deck afterward with a glass of wine!

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    1. Perfect weather, an entertaining crew and a glass or two of wine will definitely help me forget how many hours will be spent on fall cleanup.😁


  4. A really beautiful post.


  5. plaidcamper says:

    Very entertaining! This work crew seems a tad unruly…I’ve definitely had a turkey for a supervisor in the past, strutting about in that self important way. Anyway, I hope they all shape up and get it done!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 I love my free spirited cleanup crew and laughed when I finished writing this and realized a few of my workplace attitudes over the years had slipped in.😁


  6. You’ve got a great clean-up crew! Love that squirrel with his walnut, and the deer sticking out his tongue. Awesome storyline as always!!

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    1. Thank you!🙂 The cleanup crew must have thought they needed more help because the number of deer doubled this week.😁

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  7. jillslawit says:

    Brilliant! I wish I had gardening gang like yours. I bet life certainly is good when the clock strikes Wine O’clock 🙂

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    1. Thank you!🙂 We’re hoping that if we provide extra snacks they will stay until winter.🙂

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