For some reason we have so many leaves this year and to make matters worse, the trees have been very slow to drop them. Leaves all over the ground and leaves thick in the trees. Yesterday the campus lawn service people were here to get the worst of them cleaned up and they did the most marvelous job. I can't say enough about their hard work and efficiency in what was pretty bone chilling cold temperatures.
At one point they were clearing the area near our fountain pond at the same time a couple of our student workers were trying to get the piles of leaves cleaned out of the bottom of the empty pool. The leaf blowers were whirring, leaves were flying everywhere including back into the nearly clean pond. But, thankfully, the lawn guys got into the fountain and blew them out. It was funny to see the expressions on our students faces as they saw leaves come back in and the relief when they saw them go back out again.