Autumn has just arrived, and even though the nights are still reasonably warm (at least it seems to me), the leaves are starting to fall.
We used to have a row of Big Leaf Maple trees to the south of our house, on the Wheats' side of the fence, so this time of year would mean tons of leaves barraging our yard. But the Wheats had them taken down a few years ago, and now there's just one small-ish maple in the far corner, so we get very few leaves. I kind of miss having big piles of leaves for the kids to enjoy, though this way we don't need to rake (or feel guilty about not raking, more like!) and I imagine the lawn is happier.