Lily is quite happy, because not only is it leaf raking day, but she has a secret.
Something wonderful is hidden within these leaves.
(photos by Ben)
I think that leaf raking day must be the best day of the year: not only do big piles of leaves magically appear all over the yard, but you get to play outside all day and even eat all of your meals outside!
And for the adults it isn't all bad, either. Especially at the end of the day when we all collapse next to an outdoor fire, some other tired out neighbors pile into the yard, and we all just relax, chat, and roast hot dogs.
This must be suburbia's equivalent of a harvest day.