The trees at the Red Dog Estate have been giving up their leaves. At one time these piles of leaves became a playground for my children as well as the neighborhood children. Many of these leaves have been composted over the years for various garden projects. This year all will be sent away in the green waste can. As I worked to gather all the leaves into piles, I thought of how fortunate I am to live in a great neighborhood and own a beautiful old house. A good reason to be happy.