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Ask Umbra on autumn leaves September 21, 2005 6:53 PM

Ask UmbraWednesday, 21 Sep 2005





Rake's Progress
Umbra on autumn leaves

Fall guy. Fall has a lot going for it: crisp apples, cool air, more county fairs than you can shake a garish stuffed snake at. But there's one thing that reliably irks homeowners: all those leaves. Oh, sure, they're pretty to look at. But there's the raking, the blowing, the re-raking, and then the question of what to do with the damn things. Umbra's answer may surprise you -- it doesn't fall far from the tree.

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