October 31, 2008

Leaf Blowers

Fall has always been my favorite season. Not the cooler weather, that I can do without, but for the beauty we see outside. I find the colors on many of the trees around us breathtaking. I almost ran myself off the road once while being entranced by a beautiful red tree.

The trees losing their beauty when their leaves fall to the ground is inevitable. So is the mess...and the nasty leaf blowers.

I say they are nasty for the following reasons:

1. They pollute the air.
2. They waste gas.
3. They aggravate the lungs of people with asthma and allergies.
4. They make a lot of noise

If you must get one, get an electric or battery powered version. The best option for both the environment and health reasons: get a rake and a waste bag or two.