This time of year most people – and dogs – have piles of leaves in their yard.
Some people think they’re a chore because they have to rake them up and get rid of them.
But kids and dogs think they’re great fun.
At least I think they do.
I don’t have one tree in my yard or on my trails that drop their leaves.
The juniper tree drops berries, and the pine trees drop needles – but not one tree drops leaves.
I’ve always wanted to run and jump into a big pile of leaves, but it’s something I’ve never gotten to do.
So while I was out walking on my trails today I found that my trails do have something to offer.
Maybe not any leaves, but I guess this is the next best thing.
Mesquite tree beans.
Piles of them.
Maybe if I add the piles together they’ll be big enough to jump in.
I’m not sure they’ll have the crunch that freshly fallen leaves have.
But there is something they do have, and maybe this makes them even better than a pile of leaves.
These beans smell really good.
Hey, we even have one of these trees in my yard.
I think I’ll gather up some beans and bring them inside.
Two French Bulldogs
October 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm
We have nothing but palm leaves, nutty
Benny & Lily
October 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Benny & Lily, I guess palm leaves don’t drop either. My younger person has palm leaves near where he lives, but there aren’t any here.
October 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm
Oh, sweet Bongo you are welcome to come to our place we have lots and lots of leaves you can run and play in. Chancy loves to run and play in them. Hugs and nose kisses
October 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Mag, tell Chancy I’ll be right over to play in the leaves with him. Hugs and nose kisses back to you.
October 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Elka likes it when the leaves blow in the wind!
October 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm
Jen and Elka, can I come over and play in your blowing leaves? That sounds like great fun.
October 12, 2013 at 2:41 pm
Ah, I know what you mean Bongo. I’d love to dive in a big pile of maple and oak tree leaves! If you do find one, do you promise to invite me too? As for those beans… err my instinct says your person won’t appreciate the idea of bringing them in! 🙂
October 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm
Marina, we’ll have to go searching together for a big pile of leaves. And then we’ll attach them together.
October 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm
We don’t have fallen leaves in our tiny yard but have them at the park, so I love jumping on them, scattering them with my paws, that is really fun! I hope you enjoy doing it on the beans, too! 🙂
October 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm
Kevin, I don’t think the beans are the same as leaves. Can I come over and play with the leaves in your park with you?
October 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm
The lawn guys came today and took away all our piles of leaves with a giant vacuum and a big truck. It’s just as well. The crunching is a little scary.
Love and licks,
October 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm
Cupcake, did you bark at that giant vacuum? I always bark at the vacuum cleaner in the house when my person turns it on.
October 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm
I couldn’t bark. I was hiding….
October 13, 2013 at 1:50 am
Bongo, you won’t eat the beans, do you? I mean, you might blow the leaves away yourself 😀
October 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm
Little Binky, those beans were just good for sniffing. I didn’t try to eat them. But my person says they are edible.
October 14, 2013 at 3:13 am
You’ll have to get somebody to send you some leaves?! Wouldn’t it be cool if they were magic beans, then you could grow your own beanstalk, and they have massive leaves you could crunch in!
October 14, 2013 at 11:17 am
Dalton, maybe I should water those beans and see if they grow.
October 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm
I’ve got plenty of leave here Bongo – please come play with me. I’m locked up because the floor guy’s afraid of me – do you believe that?
October 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm
Lola, how could anybody be afraid of you? I’ll be right over to jump in the leaves with you. Maybe we can send a few flying so they land on that floor guy.
October 15, 2013 at 3:24 pm
I don’t know Bongo. I’m just barking because I want some scratches. Some people don’t understand The Nation language