Who’s leaving those leaves?

Our house is a short distance from the street. Eight concrete steps lead from the short walkway to the front porch.

Why, I ask, after it has snowed and I have shoveled a path to the newspaper box, do leaves collect at the foot of the steps? They are crisp and brown and annoy me.

We did, after all, rake and rake and rake our leaves last autumn and hire a trucker with a large vacuum to take them away.

The trees around our house are bare. Where do the new leaves come from?

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