When I saw these leaves, I felt like running and jumping in them but was stopped only by the quick question that filled my head. . . 'What would the neighbors think about this senior citizen acting with such exuberance?" I quickly composed myself and just walked through them, sneaking in a kick at a few bigger piles. Ü They brought back memories of me raking up huge piles of leaves from the oak trees in the large front yard where we lived in Ballston Spa, New York and my three kids jumping in them. In fact, i recently ran across some photos of the three of them jumping in the piles of leaves. I wish I had my scanner hooked up. (Reminder to self. . . get scanner working again.) Anyway, the signs of fall are upon us for sure.