I took advantage of last Sunday's gorgeous weather to continue my fall garden clean-up. This year our locust trees did a major pod drop. They're everywhere and they'll stay there until spring if they're not dealt with now.
Some areas I could gently rake but mostly it's a case of bending over and picking them up one at a time, or crawling from spot to spot. I did both for three hours. And ended up with four massive contractor's garbage bags full of pods to take to the city yard waste site. Alas, this week's windy weather has brought more of them down but I doubt I'll get them cleaned up now before it snows.
I gathered up a few of the longest or most twisted pods and added them to my traditional bowlful currently on display.