Eureka! Pamela Doan’s Roots and Shoots column, Leaves — Nuisance or Treasure?, is an important and informative piece that needs to be heard throughout the land. As I reflect upon the quiet, serene and golden autumns of the pre-leaf blower days, I wonder why our modern suburban hates leaves so much?
I urge any of you out there to honor Ms. Doan’s suggestions for an alternative to the “thundering whine” as you ready your property for winter. If you hire someone to do this work, please forbid them to use those polluting machines. Give your neighbors a break!