Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's Raining Leaves!

It's been raining leaves in Mt. Lebanon for several weeks now and there is no clearer sign of that than the piles of dried leaves along our many winding streets.  A patchwork quilt of yellow, orange, beige and brown, these reminders of a summer well spent under cooling oaks and maples signal a shift in seasons that will usher in the cold, dark days of winter.

As I sit at my window on this Fall afternoon, I can still glimpse a neighbor's graceful maple, its leaves a neon shade of plum-pink in the waning afternoon sun.  My dogwood and birch are bony shadows of their former selves and the apple tree at the curb is alarmingly bi-polar, a mash-up of green and red leaves fighting for top dog status.

We just finished what we expect to be the last (lawn) mow of the season and are hurriedly raking leaves in anticipation of the weekly pickup.  If you're uncertain of leaf pickup procedures in your neighborhood, visit the leaf collection page at the Mt. Lebanon municipal web site.