Last Sunday, I looked up and realized that the dogwood and Old Man Tree had dropped their remaining leaves. There had been some windy days and that seemed to do the trick.
I took a pass through the yard with the mulching mower, a Fall chore that I always enjoy.
Elsewhere in my yard and neighborhood there are plenty of leaves yet to fall. That means that plenty of raking remains. The weather has been cool and this weekend a windy rainstorm is expected to pass through; that will likely set the stage for Fall to finish up its efforts. Garden chores like this help me put the garden to rest and give me plenty of time to daydream about the next garden season.
Bring on the seed catalogs!