Here we are in Winter– part 2

I rake and sweep and blow mounds on leaf litter in being. The deciduous trees have dropped the work of the Summer months, their leaves, the sun eaters, the photosynthesis containers, the sugar generators that feed them and the world—so they can rest for a while. Even the evergreen trees are perhaps dropping leaves, the Winter is drier, like it should be. This year there seems to be so much leaf litter, too much to spread on the garden beds neatly (most of the garden beds are already mulched and don’t need more) so after I mound it I scoop it into buckets and pile it on the abandoned beds under the jacaranda. What happens next can be worked out in Spring.