Yes Tia. It's sometimes a struggle to get it done before it turns bitter cold - which is usually by Thanksgiving! Once it freezes or snows, the leaves are so difficult to get up. Besides, at that point, I want to start doing the outside Christmas decorations!!
Unfortunately, we have several gigantic oak trees in the area and they tend to hold onto their leaves much longer than the other trees. So the cleanup takes forever!
Maybe I'll take and post a few photos this year! I'm sure to get some sympathy!