There was a time when rakes were the tool of choice in autumn. Now there is the noise and smell of leaf blowers. I'm amazed that there are still users of this tool who don't wear ear protection. Just walking past I had to block my ears.
There is something delightful of seeing the leaves swirl up as they are directed towards an area where they are piled up. Then the rakes and shovels take over as they are bagged or piled into trucks or left by the curb for the city to collect.