This is the wrong time of the year.
And those leaves are the wrong color to be on the ground.
As a matter of fact, Manzanita leaves don’t fall to the ground.
They stay on the bushes all year.
And since this is the only place on my whole trails with a pile of leaves like this, I know there’s some culprit somewhere who is guilty of leaf dropping.
And it’s up to me to find out who it is.
I’m sure that leaf dropper left some evidence somewhere around this bush.
Hmmm. It’s hard to sort out the messages.
I’d better work on it though.
After all it is one of my favorite things to do.
I bet there’s something under here.
It’s closer to the grounded leaves.
I’m sure there’s something under here that will give me a hint as to who the culprit is.
Nothing. Nada. I’m not having any luck.
I’m not finding any clues anywhere.
There’s only one thing I can tell for sure.
Those leaves have fallen and they can’t get up.