The yard has taken on a golden tone. Even though its been raining all day and there's no sun (probably won't see it again till April), you needed sun glasses in the back yard. The leaves just shimmered, especially when the wind blew. I thought of a line from that Tom Waits song, "Franks Wild Years". The yard was "all Halloween orange and chimney red".
Most of my neighbors are out using leaf blowers to clean up their yards. It's fun watching them out every day just to do it all over and over again, and again. I like the look of the leaves all over the ground. If it dries up, I'll mow the leaves to mulch. It's better for the yard and the environment (alright, alright, I haven't gone all gooey eyed). It's also so much easier.