Autumn is slow to reach the old manse-wrong type of tree (see how green they still are in the bottom picture)I suppose. But the leaves have come from somewhere and are needed for the Wife's leaf mulching plans for 06. Two similar Images show the lawn before and after Huttonian spent an hour raking up several wheelbarrow loads of greenish leaves. A bit like painting the Forth Bridge A small prize for the correct identity of the before and after picture. Its a bit scary when you consider what it is going to be like when the Autumn really arrives. The whole lawn will be a bit like the top image which was taken under the Beech Tree. But not to worry-this time next week we will be heading to Norn Iron and it won't be my problem. But I am not sure if the wife will agree.