The leaves from the big maple tree next door are starting to come down in large numbers. If I sweep them every weekend, I can manage to get away with not buying giant yard waste paper bag at the home depot store. (I put them in my giant yard waste bin).
And luckily, the big dog next door that used to bark at me from the fence while I sweep the leaves, left with his owners when they moved out. Voertsek!*, I would bark back at it when I could no longer ignore the ruckus.
*An Afrikaans word, from the Dutch ‘voort seg ek’ , commonly applied to animals. It means ‘go away!’ or ‘get out of here!’