Sunday, October 19, 2008

Autumn's Beauty & Oddity

Autumn is amazing here in Milwaukee! Just walking around my suburb in the mornings is meditation in fall colors. The neighborhood is filled with bright yellows, deep golds and oranges, and a few rusty reds. I hope to go to Holy Hill (see left) before all the leaves drop. I've heard it is absolutely breathtaking.
The oddity with Milwaukee is how they take care of all these leaves as they rake them into the street. No Really, you rake your leaves and pile the tree and bush trimmings to the edge of your property right into the gutter and the city will eventually drive by and pick it all up. You don't even have to bag this stuff! Just pile it up! In my neighborhood, parts of the street look like they have fences made of leaf and branch.

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