Ahhh, the beauty of autumn. It is truly my favorite time of year. Alright, the fact that I’m writing this just about two weeks before Thanksgiving might qualify this time of year as winter…for many…but for me…it is still autumn. Besides that, I think winter doesn’t officially begin until sometime in December anyway according to the calendar…but…who cares? It was definitely the perfect autumn day in my small town the day I pulled out my new leaf blower.
It was the perfect day to try out the blower I purchased for 25 bucks at the local Wal Mart. The blower proved to be much better and more powerful than the one I had before, which gave up the ghost several months before.
I had a blast, until I realized that I had purchased a blower that had a much smaller blowing capacity than the two feet deep leaf cover I had going in my backyard. Okay, even after that realization, I still had fun…even though it took me three hours to blow the leaves and clean them up.
The next day, just as many leaves had fallen. The following week brought heavy rains and a great deal of fog ot our valley…and the leaves continued to drop. The backyard now looks just as it did before I blew the leaves last Saturday.
I don’t even care. I love trees and I love my new blower. There’s just something about a good power tool! Guess what I’ll be doing this Saturday, that is, if it isn’t raining? That’s right. Blowing my yard clean of leaves. Why? Because it’s just weirdly fun to have a clean yard that’s why…plus I just like the idea of blowing leaves around all day.