We Have Fallen, A Leaf’s Perspective…


Now it’s up to you to pick us all up and put us away till next year.


You can just blow us off somewhere unless…


…we get stuck in the nooks and crannies.


And now we are wet which adds another dimension of challenge to get rid of us.


We are mostly off the huge Maple in your neighbor’s yard. Just one more good windy day and the branches will be bare.


The day has come and now you can clear the rain gutters of the last remaining leaves.

14907636_10211131300946676_1284445175970299593_nYou leaf laborers have earned yourselves a good meal off the smoker and out of the oven with all the colors of Fall. Ribs off the Traeger, roasted vegetables, coleslaw, jalapeno cornbread, and barbecue beans.

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry for the leaves are gone till next Fall!

Linking up to Foodie Friday and Everything Else, Five on Friday, and Friday’s Fave Five.

Thank you to Rattlebridge Farms, Amy at Love Made My Home, and Susanne at Living to Tell the Story.

And if laboring over leaves wasn’t enough I’m now having some physical therapy to help with the extreme tightness of my IT Band that has been giving me some grief. Sad but true you have to exercise and try to endure more pain to get rid of the pain and here is one of my new torture instruments.


This is called The Stick…hmm…catchy but it works like a rolling pin to work out the tightness of your muscles.

So…thank you Lord for seasons, for the strength to deal with the fallen leaves, for the enjoyment of good food that nourishes our bodies, for physical therapy to repair and strengthen our bodies and for Spiritual therapy to strengthen and anchor our souls.

Hebrews 16:19-20 (ESV) ~ 19 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, 20 where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

17 thoughts on “We Have Fallen, A Leaf’s Perspective…

  1. Yay! You’re ahead of me in the leaf removal department. I might get cracking, too, if I had that kind of a lunch to look forward to. Yummo. Today, I am working on cleaning my own garage as opposed to cleaning John’s barn. Oh my! He had a presence here in the garage, too, besides building it.

    Take it easy with that stick now…

  2. We used to have a neighbor’s tree like that – most of the leaves in our yard were theirs. We don’t have any big leafy trees in our yard now, an the ones in the neighbors’ yards are too far for their leaves to drift our way, but I still can enjoy the view. 🙂 That meal sounds and looks both fallish and tasty. Hope you get some relief from the pain.

  3. Lovely post! Leaves at this time are so pretty but they can mean a lot of work. We always end up with a lot of leaves in our front garden even though we have no trees there! The leaves all come from our neighbour across the road. There always seems to be a wind at this time of year that blows from his way to ours.

    Happy Five on Friday

  4. I’m always glad when a good, stiff wind blows my leaves hither and yon! But I do take my lawn mower and bag them up and use them for mulch at various points of leaf falling. Yummy dinner!

  5. Loved this FFF of,yours! those veggies look yummy, and i can relate to the stretching of muscles. I work on my stiff back by using my large therapy/fitness ball and I am finding that some gentle yoga stretches in the early a.m. is helping before i go power walking.

    our large maple is must at peak color and has all its leaves but our smaller maple,dropped its leaves two days afo and now they are in 3 bags waiting for the town to pick them up.

    enjoy the weekend!

  6. Hi Ellen,

    I enjoyed your post. 😀 Every weekend is leaf cleanup for us until probably the end of this month (we have a bunch of trees). It is such a lovely time of year, though. Your meal looks delicious!! I think after Christmas I’d like to try to purchase one of your Mennonite cookbooks.

    Thank you for your visit this week and have a wonderful weekend!

    Hugs to you,


  7. I’m glad for you that the leaf clearing is done for the year. I’m sorry it occurred during a rainy spell. Obviously, you know how to celebrate well. I hope your PT goes well and you heal quickly.

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