Flowers are a delight when they’re like this:
But a real pain in the arse when they’re like this:
First it was the camellias, then it was the flowering cherries. Now it’s the rhododendrons. Traversing the pathway with its 4 metre (13 ft) rise from the car parking pad to the front door means taking one’s life in one’s hands. At this time of the year it sees no direct sun and after even a little rain becomes extremely slippery. It takes skill to manoeuvre one’s way through this pretty hazard without taking a tumble…
5 Nov, 2018 at 11:57 am
6 Nov, 2018 at 3:13 am
Here, it’s the fall leaves. After the rain (which seems to be every day lately), they are extremely slippery, both to walk on and to drive on. People forget that leaves can be as dangerous as ice in certain circumstances.
6 Nov, 2018 at 9:36 pm
The nice thing about leaves is that they are relatively easy to sweep, rake or blow away. Petals cling to both the concrete pathway and to the soles of shoes passing through them. I had to finally resort to water blasting the last of the petals away as even a stiff yard broom would not free trampled petals from the pathway. And already they’re accumulating at a rapid rate. Sigh
As most of our trees are evergreens, more leaves fall in spring and summer than in autumn. However, there are a number of deciduous trees in the neighbourhood, including some large oak trees, and due to the prevailing winds, street layout and landscaping, every leaf from every tree in the neighbourhood ends up on our driveway. Makes our extended autumns rather busy!