We are waiting for the rest of the leaves to fall before we start raking up the ones that are already on the ground. The maples, the birches, and the linden tree are all dropping leaves with abandon.
Above are the maple leaves on the driveway out front. Below are the linden leaves on and next to the path out back. Getting them all picked up is a big job.
We are glad not to have to rake up all the grape leaves in the vineyard plots outside our back gate and behind our neighbor's house. They're pretty right now but they too are rapidly falling to the ground.
Orange and red leaves dominate on one side of the road through the vineyard, and bright yellow ones beautify the other side. Callie likes them all.
The dog loves to run up and down the rows of vines. She ducks under the trellis wires and explores one row after another as she goes, detecting a lot of good and interesting smells I think.