I spent several hours today ( Friday) cleaning the oak leaves out of the shrubery in front of my house. Filled this big bag with leaves, and another with trimmings and the ivy I pulled out of the area beyond this picture to the right. Discovered a bed of crocus coming up there. I want to plant pansies among them and then later, some marigolds of something. I still have some more to do in my yard, and then I will try to help Kathy with hers, which is very large. We still have branches to cut up and carry out, from the ice breakage last month.