Yesterday was our neighborhood's yard waste pick-up day, and as we were on vacation, all of our leaves were still all over our yard and not in bags to be hauled away. So this afternoon (a day late) we began readying the yard for winter. Into the garage go all the goodies - hammock, swing, hoses, bird bath, etc. Out comes the lawn mower to mulch the leaves and cut the grass. That will probably happen one more time before the snow starts to fall - we still have an awful lot of leaves clutching on to their branches on our maples out front!