Last week it snowed. We realized that we’d waited too long to rake, so this sunny weekend was it. I counted the trees in our yard – not including saplings, rhododendrons and azaleas, there are over 100! That’s a lot of leaves. The Japanese maple leaves are almost all fallen, and they created a glowing red carpet on the ground. I had to take a raking break to grab my camera! (My husband told me to get back on task).
Our entire family worked in the yard – even baby was out there for a little while on his blanket. At first, I was secretly hoping that a neighbor would see us, happily working together and being all Norman Rockwell-ish. Then the fights started breaking out. We have opinionated rakers, apparently. I secretly hoped my neighbors had gone inside.
We finished the back yard, and all in all it was great day. There is something just plain good about being outside, working, being with family (fighting is not so good) and getting something accomplished that we all feel proud of. I think we’ll do a family project next weekend too… our basement has become the last frontier. Please don’t expect any cute pictures next Monday though! The basement is not cute.
What did you do this weekend? Any projects? Any family time? Other good things?