Between our November rain storms, we hurry outside to work in the yard for a short time. All the plants are grateful for the moisture after our very dry summer! Most of our gardening efforts right now are focused on raking the “millions” of oak leaves that cover everything. We clear an area of leaves, feeling very proud of ourselves, and cart them to the curb for the city truck that comes by once a month at this time of year to clear the streets of leaves. But a very short while later, the ground is once again covered with leaves.