We've had several phone calls from "down south" asking if we celebrate Halloween here...oui! Our doorbell has been ringing and we've enjoyed plenty of trick-or-treaters. In addition to candy, many of the kids were carrying boxes for donations of coins for the local children's hospital. Another kid was collecting for diabetes, sort of ironic.
It's been a mild fall thus far, unlike what our friends and family have endured in Colorado. We have yet to wear our winter coats. Hopefully this does not mean that winter will go on through May. The thing about the snow in Quebec is that once it starts, it doesn't stop. After the ground is snow covered, we won't see the grass until late spring. And that includes five months worth of Duke's land mines.
Today, the rain stopped by 5 pm (or 17h00 as we're learning to read and write) and the leaves are being blown from the trees by the bag full. This photo was taken this evening and is the first time we've seen the sunset in months from our back yard since the leaf-covered trees usually block the western sky.
We love our yard and all the trees...but the leaves! There is a deck under all these leaves. It's common to have a lawn service in our area and fortunately in the fall it includes leaf pick up through October. Unfortunately for our yard, the leaves keep falling into November. Oh well, that's what kids are for, right?
There is a deck under these leaves