Here's a hint for those of you who have never shoveled snow. You really want to make sure that you've raked all your leaves off the walkways you plan to remove snow from next month. Leaves that are not removed make for a very messy cleanup of fallen snow. Fall's yellow beauties like these, left behind when winter's wonderland comes dropping in, become nothing more than the beast, when frozen and mixed with whiteness. Can these steps still be cleared? Sure. Is it possible to shovel snow and leaves together? Sure. Does tidiness haunt me daily? I guess you haven't seen my desk at work. As Elenks might mutter, "I guess you haven't ventured to his many junk drawers scattered about the house". Let me 'leaf' you with this thought this morning. I rather hate leaves come November. They makes for messy work. And I never have cared for the leaf- snow dichotomy. My theory here: outta sight, outta mind. Let it snow!