Monday, October 20, 2008

The Smell Of Fall

I love the smell of burning leaves in the fall, though I prefer mulching 'em to burning. Why should I labor unnecessarily when the worms are content to spend the winter tunneling and pooping, leaving behind their so-called "worm casings" and turning 14 cubic yards of leaves into a few bushels of compost?  Plus, I'd probably burn down the neighborhood.


But someone here in the Great Suburban Outback hasn't yet gotten The Goracle's eco-message.  Yesterday, the air was sweet with essence of maple...at least until my neighbor fired up a grill.  Leaves aflame smell way better than flaming pig fat.

1 comment:

Kona Shelley said...

Yes..ahhh..the sweet smell of fall..cough..cough..:-)