Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Down Side of Fall

You know why they call autumn "fall"? Because of this:
110109 leaves partial raked

The leaves fall. And this year, they all decided to fall at once. One day, the trees were full of brightly colored leaves. The next—bare, or nearly so. Not only does that make the landscape instantly bleak and barren, it also means we have a lot a work to do.

Dwight did the front yard yesterday, and the two of us worked on the back yard today.
110109 dwight raking

After I repeatedly took his picture, Dwight said it was my turn, and he had a request. He wanted me to pose like Edgar in Men in Black. You know the picture Will Smith picks up from the table at Edgar's house? The one of Edgar posed in hunting clothes with a gun on his hip? Yeah, that's the one. So I struck a pose:

I think I did a pretty good job. Although, for authenticity's sake, I probably should have removed the ear buds.

We piled it up to burn, but the leaves were so wet, we mostly produced smoke.
110109 smoking pile

It did create some cool effects with the sun streaming through it.
110109 smoke-horiz
110109 smoke sun
We made good progress, leaving just a few piles to dump tomorrow. We decided to ditch the attempt at burning and pile them up in the wooded area behind the yard.
110109 on tarp

Now about this lamp post:
110109 backyard light
We call it our "Narnia light," a tribute to the C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia. It's there for security reasons, though. I prefer the literary reason; it's a lot more fun!


  1. So after you posed for the picture did you ask for a glass of sugar water and then turn into a giant bug?

    That pose, my friend, is one of the many reasons why you are awesome.

  2. Yep - in a brand new Kelly suit. ;)

    BTW I think you're pretty great, too.

  3. As soon as I saw the lamp post I thought of Narnia, very cool!

  4. Thanks for posting the leaves, maybe I don't miss fall so much...


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