Today my sweetie and I raked leaves. It has been a very long time since either of us have done this--I, at least, have not done it since high school, possibly even earlier. We only have two trees in our backyard that drop leaves, but boy, that was plenty!
Seattle collects "yard waste" as well as trash and recycling. They are supposedly quite draconian about the yard waste: you are even supposed to put your vegetal kitchen scraps into yard waste, and if they catch you putting it in the garbage, they say they will not take away your trash. Yard waste cannot be put in regular old black plastic leaf bags, because those are not compostable. Therefore, all the hardware stores sell giant brown paper bags for yard waste. We filled up seven, and I got an idea for my Halloween costume next year.
That's right: paper bag puppet.