Yes the leaves are brown and down, but the skies really aren't gray, at least not today. We had a great fall day today. I got outside with the leaf blower and blew a major portion of the leaves in our yard over to the side yard so they would then blow with the wind into the field. Our house is surrounded on three sides by fields. The leaves were so deep, it was hard to walk and you really couldn't see where to walk. So it was time to get them gone. I found all kinds of toys, shoes, some of the kids play dishes all under these leaves. When I got them into a big pile, the boys got out there and had some fun in them. Of course it helped that I wanted them too so I could take pictures.