..Winter is on the way (2013 winter not 2014..yeah confusing). Since we never really had grass ( and even now it is still coming in ) we always user a very labour intensive push mower..next year I get our power mower back which will mulch the leaves for extra nutrients for the grass…for now we need to rake.
Lookout! A* warms her booties in the cool fall night
..and our forsythia seems to be doing ok..not great but at least OK.