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:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

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.

DeniseinVA said...

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

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

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. ( :

TexWisGirl said...

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

Farm Girl said...

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

Beth said...

I have leaves in my yard too. :-)

Saun said...

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

Brian King said...

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.

Karen said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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!

Buttons said...

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

Muffy's Marks said...

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.

rainfield61 said...

We always have our reasons.

But the leaves are beautiful on the other round.

Adrienne said...

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!

Sharon M said...

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.

grammie g said...

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

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

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

Cheryl @ TFD said...

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!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

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!

Susan said...

They are also natures mulch. So leaf them! hehe

Susan, a Sometimes Blogger said...

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)

Judy said...

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!