We’re approaching the milestone of our first full year in Iowa. We moved into our Des Moines metro home last year just about the first week of November and had missed most of the leaves dropping. This year, we’ve had numerous leaf pile romps and much to my surprise (being a CA kid) the leaves don’t all change or fall at once. They do it in stages and the mix of colors just in my own back yard is breathtaking. If you have a moment, check out the Mitchgroup.com Iowa Home Office Web Cam while it’s still sunny outside. I’ve positioned the camera in the backyard where you’ll see what about 48 hours of leaf dropping has done to my grass. It’s about 42 crisp degrees today, clear, and beautiful.
We’re starting to see the neighbors’ houses again…which we’ll see until March when the leaves explode again.