We raked leaves in October. The ground was pretty bare afterward. This weekend we’re raking leaves. The ground is full of leaves – oak leaves. Why do oak trees hold their leaves after the maple and other trees have all lost theirs? Just to make us rake leaves multiple times? I’m not a big acorn fan, either, oak trees.

I suppose that we’re lucky to have a lot with a lot of different mature trees. We have cut back on trees through the years – old, dying trees that threatened our car and house (got lucky with a limb that barely missed the roof and side of the house). Maybe we should look at some of the oak trees if they won’t cooperate with when they need to shed their leaves in the fall. “You shed earlier or maybe you’ll have a date with a chainsaw” – do you think that would be persuasive? The pine trees are no fun, either.

What helps me get through raking and bagging leaves? Music. This week we’re listening to a diverse set of music that includes the Latin Playboys, the Ramones, the Clash, the Doors, Peter Gabriel, Los Lobos, Gravel, the Divine Comedy, It’s A Beautiful Day, Electric Light Orchestra, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Mike Nesmith, and Emmylou Harris.

This podcast is, as always, available to stream or download at brennick.net. There should be more content there, and I will try to put more things up this year. The podcast is also available to download as a podcast at your favorite podcast streamer – iTunes, Stitcher, etc. The podcast is called brennick.net. Check that out sometime. I welcome suggestions and comments, too – leave them as you will. Thanks for everything you do to encourage me.

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