Slippery Fall Leaves and Potholes

Grove Street Sandwich, MA
United States
November 8, 2015 8:18am CST
I decided to enjoy the fall colors before all of the leaves come off the trees. I was walking down this street and almost fell, because I was daydreaming. Wet leaves can be very slippery. Leaves can also hide potholes, which happened to me. I stumbled, but didn't fall to the ground. I was glad no one saw my clumsiness. There were a lot of cars on the road so I had to walk along the side with the leaves. Normally the kid in me comes out and I kick the leaves all over the place.
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@chance216 (277)
• United States
8 Nov 15
I couldn't help but smile when reading your post. That sounds just like me :) I tripped on a sock waking up yesterday. Fall is quite beautiful but I am looking forward to snow.
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• United States
8 Nov 15
Yep, I could trip on a sock too, however I am dreading snow.
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@boiboing (12879)
• Northampton, England
8 Nov 15
I've been out raking leaves in the garden. It feels great once you've finished.
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• United States
8 Nov 15
I use the leaves as mulch, so I've been pushing them under plants. It is very good exercise.
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@boiboing (12879)
• Northampton, England
8 Nov 15
@NeldaHoxie Maybe you can tell me whether it's OK to put some of them into my compost bins?
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@RasmaSandra (21264)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
8 Nov 15
@NeldaHoxie What I find treacherous is that when the leaves pile up and they seem to be dry. Then you shuffle through and they are about ankle deep next thing you know you discover that underneath there are wet and slippery leaves hiding.
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• United States
8 Nov 15
I don't walk on our road - not because of potholes (which we don't have any of) or wet leaves, but because of John Deere tractors!! Glad you didn't get hurt, you don't need more medical problems.
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• United States
8 Nov 15
So the tractors just go right over you? No, I get that. Some roads are just not meant to be walked on.
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• United States
8 Nov 15
@NeldaHoxie Plus the fact it's a country road and the idiots go 60 mph and I've complained but not much they can do - can't have a sheriff sitting there 24/7 with radar.
• United States
8 Nov 15
Yes wet leaves are not only drab but very very slippery I know friend. I am glad you did not fall and hurt yourself. I too love to kick up the leaves in the fall.
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• United States
8 Nov 15
I guess we are kids at heart!
• Eugene, Oregon
8 Nov 15
Glad that you did not fall. You are right about having to pay attention where you step with those leaves and potholes.
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• United States
8 Nov 15
No more daydreaming for me.
@norcal (3211)
• Nevada City, California
8 Nov 15
All of the leaves here are slippery today, because it's raining (yay)!
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• United States
8 Nov 15
Yay 2! I know you guys have need rain desperately.
@LadyDuck (189495)
• Switzerland
8 Nov 15
It was hot, too hot, here today. Most of the leaves are still on the trees, we went for a long walk in the woods, it looked like summer.
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• United States
8 Nov 15
We have had a very warm autumn too. Today was the first day that it felt like fall.
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@jstory07 (72506)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Nov 15
That is good that you did not fall all the way down. I trip over my own feet all the time.
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• United States
8 Nov 15
Sometimes I can get quite a crick in my back when I catch myself from falling.Luckily that didn't happen today.
@marlina (80846)
• Canada
8 Nov 15
Glad that you are okay. It is a beautiful photo.