Yes, the leaves are falling fast....this year, probably for the first time, I have noticed that the biggest leaves fall first. I leave it to those much clever than me to make deductions based on this observation.
However I did not realise one of his reasons...just look at this picture of the Virginia Tulip Tree this autumn.....soon there will be leaves, leaves everywhere.
Fortunately Stephanie - la gardienne - is very pleased with the leaf blower and works it hard. Imagine her surprise when I told of gardening advice I had heard from the BBC...Apparently one should NOT blow the leaves away for they are protecting the grass - and other things - from winter frosts. The leaves become mulch.