The Dead Leaves are Greener

When you live in a big city, the grass is definitely greener anywhere that is not in a tiny apartment surrounded by concrete. I'll be in Maine for the next few weeks staying with my family. Though I grew up here, it's been a good 10 years since I actually lived at home, and in those 10 years, I've romanticized it to the point of obsession. Today I took some time to rake the leaves in the yard, and I think it was the most fun I've had by myself pretty much ever.

If I lived here full time, raking leaves would be a chore, but instead it's a delightful treat. I'm also available for shoveling snow, clearing brush, pulling weeds - as long as it's manual labor and it's outdoors, I'm there.

These piles are modest but they got bigger, I swear. With my good buddy by my side. I found a flower in late November in Maine! It's a Christmas miracle!

Fluffy things!