Cloud of Fallen Leaves
Four hours of raking leaves into piles and another six hours of raking from the piles onto a tarp to be dragged to my compost pile in the corner of my yard means two days of yardwork, every year. Last year, I decided this old body needed some sort of relief, so I bought a gas-powered leaf blower. At twenty pounds, the backpack is not uncomfortable, and the leaves are blown into piles within ninety minutes. It may be a timesaver, but it still takes two days to move those leaves. I’ll be happy when they can finally be teleported.
cloud of fallen leaves
moves at high velocity
chipmunks on the run
This is my response to Haibun Monday: aki no koe (Autumn’s Voice),
the prompt from Linda Lee Lyburg at dVerse ~ Poets Pub.
The top image is my leaf pile, which fills to the top every year
This is just one quarter of my leaves
(And yes, chipmunks scattered from one pile as I started to rake it onto a tarp)