Sunday, November 1, 2009
The Down Side of Fall
You know why they call autumn "fall"? Because of this:
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.
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.
It did create some cool effects with the sun streaming through it.
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.
Now about this lamp post:
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!