Tuesday, October 27, 2015

leaf peepin'

When we were house shopping the priorities looked a bit like this:
1. Nice house with a yard
1a. With trees
1aa. Not pines

Boy, oh boy. This is why. What a treat! Did you even know crape myrtles could do that?! I did not. Our neighbor tells us that the man who built our house walked around with a nail on the end of a stick to collect every last leaf off the lawn. He wanted to cut every tree down so he wouldn't have to suffer the chore, but his wife kept him from such irrevoccable madness. 

We thank her. 


  1. I am glad you had your priorities when house shopping!! I live surrounded by woods and my view is perfection :)

  2. Oh people do get crazy don't they? What would make someone think of such a dreadful thing? Almost every year I say how the trees are the prettiest they have ever been and this year is no different.

  3. I really love all the autumn colours!
    Sadly most of them are gone here now in the middle part of Sweden.