The Oak. 

Day 8 – National Blog Posting Month.

There is a rather large oak tree on my neighbor’s lawn. It offers wonderful coverage for our bedroom window but it produces two things which I can’t stand.

Acorns and leaves.

Lots of both.

A few years ago I noticed a lot of acorns on my front lawn one day in late summer. So many in fact that I couldn’t walk barefoot because those acorns were like shards of glass under my feet. I’ve lived in my house for 8 years and it’s only been the last 2 or 3 years that I have noticed the acorns. And then there are the leaves. I’m not sure what it is about my house in particular but I feel like every single lead falls into my driveway, backyard and front lawn. These leaves are everywhere! I swear I see them down the block from my house too. I know they change colors and are quite pretty for a few weeks in October but they are a bloody nuisance to gather year after year. Just today I filled 5 paper lawn bags. Five!

I looked up at the tree after I was done and realized I’ll likely be doing this all over again next week.



Day 8. National Blog Posting Month.


When I woke up yesterday morning, after the night from hell, I was stunned to see my driveway covered in leaves.

Fall has definitely arrived and it’s quite a lovely sight.

For weeks now we’ve been raking up leaves in the back yard.  The pear tree and lilac bushes shed their leaves fairly early in the season.  The neighbor’s oak tree in the front yard had yet to shed its leaves until a few days ago. That oak tree provides great coverage in the spring and summer but was quite the nuisance earlier this fall as it shed about a million acorns.  I’ve never seen so many acorns. Daughter collected a lot and made many crafts with them.

Anyway, looks like I’ll be spending the weekend raking oak leaves.