Monday, October 13, 2014

We've got leaves!

Oh do we ever have leaves:

The falling of leaves is just getting started.

But I look at them as garden gold.

I run the mower over them as long as they are dry enough.

And pile the chopped leaves on my raised beds.

They provide weed suppression over the winter plus the earthworms work the soil underneath. I can dig the composted leaves into the soil next spring.

In the meantime, there are still blooms to enjoy.

And the sun is shining today, again. We have had a beautiful Autumn here in the PNW!


  1. The only place I can get this amount of beautiful fall foliage in SoCal is at the park! So sad, but we make up for it with a super long summer and itty bitty winter, lol. I miss living in the NW when it was 4 beautiful seasons a year! Great shots!

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  2. You do have leaves -- but you also have some beautiful flowers. The Arboretum is located near Chanhassen, a suburb of Minneapolis. Our DD lives in Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. I've always wanted to go to Fargo!