Where do they blow to?
I wonder about this every year, but have never had time to post it here in order to benefit from the Wisdom of my fellow Rocky Mountain Gardeners!
It seems to me that almost every year after the leaves have begun to fall we get a couple good, strong winds, and most of the leaves in my yard blow away! But WHERE are they blowing to? If they're blowing out of MY yard, it stands to reason that they're blowing out of other peoples' yards too, but assuming they're not being taken, in some huge whirlwind, up into the Heavens, where do they wind up?
Is there somebody around here who invariably winds up with their yard filled up to the top of their 6' privacy fence with other peoples' leaves? Are there some great ditches out on the plains that fill up to the top with leaves every year? Do they, quite cooperatively, blow onto city compost piles here and there?
I KNOW where the tumbleweed winds up after a wind storm! Drive by any open field that has a fence by it, and it'll be stacked to the rafters with tumbleweed! But where are the leaves?
Digit, are they blowing up to you in Idaho? David, are they coming down to the southwest corner of our windy state? Dan, our resident weatherman, can you enlighten us as to where the winds are blowing them? The Bermuda Triangle???
Who around here can help my befuddled brain figure this out?
Where are all the leaves blowing to???