You rake it...
'Tis the season of never-ending raking. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
Pile it ...
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Form it into a nice mound and...
…jump on it. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)
Someone comes to spread out all your hard work -- perhaps it was even you.
We all know raking leaves can be drudgery, but the satisfaction of jumping into a pile or just kicking and crunching them as you walk down the street is oddly satisfying. And it's something only those in regions predominated by deciduous trees can enjoy.
For those of you in regions that experience a physical fall, lucky you -- go outside and play. For those of you elsewhere or stuck in an office or having someone else steal the glory of your leaf pile by jumping in it first, try to live vicariously through all these people.
The epic leaf pile jump version (Note: skip to 1:18 to get to the real action, but the lead-up has the back story):
The crazy dog version:
The English-setter-plays-hide-and-seek version:
The parrots-like-to-play-in-the-leaves-too version:
The cat-stalking-underneath-a-pile-of-leaves version:
The if-you-hide-food-in-leaves, gorillas-will-go-crazy-in-them version (skip to about 0:38 specifically):
The vindictive-child-destroying-dad's-work version:
The baby-who-seems-to-think-he's-a-human-rake version:
The kids-in-full-snowsuits-loving-the-raining-down-of-leaves version:
The kids-who-show-you-how-much-cooler-playing-in-leaves-is-if-you're-on-a-trampoline version:
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