Thank you for an interesting, well-written story about "Fall"-ing leaves. And welcome to Texas. (I'm an import also.) In spite of the heat and drought we're currently enduring, Texas weather does have its advantages, like warm, sunny winter days (if you live in Lubbock), and a climate which will allow a garden in which something blooms every month of the year (unlike Minnesota ((where I once lived)), and Massachusetts ((which I greatly appreciate))). And thanks for the reminder that fallen leaves do serve a purpose, if one can learn to appreciate their "purpose", and not think of them as only a nuisance.