It’s a beautiful morning in the neighborhood. I love hearing the crunch of autumn leaves beneath my feet as I walk The Poodle. He is lagging behind until he sees his best four-legged buddy, Miss Nica.  They cavort for a few minutes before I head home to a list of things to do.  I look at the mountain of laundry and decide that IS NOT on the list for the day!  Let’s try tackling one of my love-hate things instead. So yeah….I’ve got several love-hate relationships going on. I suspect I am not alone in this. Today’s ire is about one in particular.  Trees.  Well…specifically, their leaves. I suppose you know where I am going with this. Yes, it’s that time of year…raking season.…