Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rake, Blow

or let them go.
 
We're talking leaves here.
The hubs doesn't like to rake them,
I don't like paying the bill to have the "yard guys" blow them and take them away.
 
So what's a person to do...
 
we let them go...
 
and we do it well!
 
The hubs says "they are nature's "free" decorations".
Who am I to argue with that!
 
These images were taken December 8, 2012,
during my walk around our yard.
 

22 comments:

  1. Such a dilemma, but we decided to mow and mulch and then dump them on the wildflower gardens. No raking involved and "free" mulch with a little effort.

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  2. Ah, I agree with your dear hubby, nature's decorations:)

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  3. i like to use the leaf blower ... & do lots of walking around the yard... such great exercise. either way you have do what makes ya happy. relax & enjoy those decorations!! ha. ha!! so love that. ( :

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  4. something we have in common! of course, i don't have neighbors who might worry about them blowing into their yard from mine. :)

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  5. Very pretty. I love looking at them in my back yard.

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  6. I have leaves in my yard too. :-)

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  7. Sounds good to me. Glad you're feeling better. Beautiful colors.

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  8. I don't like to rake them, either, so I just mulch them up with the mower. Makes it easier for them to disintegrate and less work for me.

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  9. We let ours go too. I guess because we are not "lawn people". Let nature take it's course is our motto!

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  10. Debbie, we let ours blow too. Living next to the woods, they would just blow right back anyway. Hope you are having a happy weekend!

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  11. I love the leaves on my lawn it reminds me of the beauty Nature gives to us for free everyday not to mention it is easier:) B

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  12. We gather ours to the back of the yard. In a few years we have the richest black dirt. Wow what a difference a few hundred miles makes. We have snow on the ground and more to come today. Enjoy your Sunday trying to solve your 'to rake or not to rake' dilemma.

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  13. We always have our reasons.

    But the leaves are beautiful on the other round.

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  14. Pretty pics - especially that first one! Brian raked all our leaves about three weeks ago...was going to put them in leaf bags for pick up...hasn't quite gotten around to that part yet!

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  15. They are messy, but they do make for pretty pictures.

    I actually like raking leaves, but my yard is too big for me to rake alone. I'm looking forward to a smaller yard someday.

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  16. Hi Debbie...Your are so cute ..I take the lazy mans way out and mow them down with the riding mower until they break up ..they are nature fertilizer!! ; }
    Good luck with that!!
    Grace

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  17. They do look very decorative. Around here,when the snow comes all the lawns look the same,regardless of whether the leaves were cleaned up or not. LOL

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  18. My hubby sometimes uses the leaf blower or just let them go. We're getting too old to rake leaves and our yard is big, so it's quite a bit of work. Stay well and have a nice day!

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  19. When I was trying to rake mine, my neighbor came along with his mower and mulched them and hauled them away for me. Thank goodness for great neighbors!

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  20. They are also natures mulch. So leaf them! hehe

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  21. Lol, I purposely planted a Red Maple just so we could get leaves (and, of course, the beautiful colour before they dropped too!). Our natives don't drop many leaves.
    I agree, they are nature's decorations. I have plans of using some leaves for the compost, but the rest can just blow around as they choose :D)

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  22. Love that first shot!! Leaves look so different when you are right eye to eye with them, or whatever...
    I ask husband to mow the leaves in the back yard, but the front yard, they just blow on down the block!

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