Trees, Leaves (pickup), and a Magical Moment, Fall 2021
First the practical: Curbside leaf pickup in Worthington is currently taking place, and will continue through the week of December 6th (the City asks that you have your leaves curbside by Monday, 12/6). Curbside leaves will be collected on every street at least once a week during this period. If the weather cooperates, by the first week in December, our trees will have shed their summer leaves to enable their winter rest, the process of composting these leaves will be underway, and our city crews will start preparing equipment for anticipated snow removal.
A magical moment: a few days ago I was driving east on Selby, around 8 a.m., and as I wound up the street toward the park split, I beheld a scene of towering trees and radiant leaves, of golden air, a floating sea of leaf dust, animated by the brilliance of a morning sunburst. It was both quiet and kinetic. And it was glorious, for me at least, and was one of those moments where the beauty of life in Worthington, humans and nature entwined, needed no argument.