The leaves turned several weeks ago but the trees have been doing a great job of holding onto them, even through wind storms. That was until yesterday. Every single tree in the neighbourhood dropped all their leaves yesterday. It was as if some giant had sneezed and they all came down like so many dandelion puffs.
Here a picture of our yard guardian looking contemplative in the newly fallen leaves. Actually he looks kind of sad. Maybe he is thinking about the blanket of snow that will soon be covering him and keeping him from watching the yard like a proper guardian.