The wind tore at the leaves on the weekend.
But across the street are two magnificent oak trees.
They still have lots of leaves, as do other trees near me.
There's no use raking until they are all bare.
Except for the exercise.
The only other thing I might do in the meantime
is cut at the English ivy.
I know I said that trimming shrubs now is bad for them.
But I don't care if the English ivy gets sick and dies.
Same for periwinkle.
If you don't have them, then unless you really need the exercise,
leave the leaves alone until all the trees are bare.
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