The ever-present maples, buckeyes and walnut trees are blocking out less of the typically gray (except for today's) skies. Yes, we have autumn around here, and that's a fact. We of the deciduous trees must now contend with the treachery of fallen leaves.
Just last night, as I was trawling through a hilly neighborhood on a new four-mile route, I planted my stump on a bright orange leaf of no discernible origin (if only I were a dendrologist!), causing my foot to slide dangerously back and to the left. I imagined bits of brain and skull scattered about on the brick paving. Those wet leaves could kill.