The house I rent sits up on a hill, which translates to having no lawn - just trees, bushes, and lots of leaves on the ground. This year I decided to rake, because the fresh grassy lawns of the neighbors made me feel guilty.
But I like yard work, and exploring the yard was fun. I uncovered a few interesting things, and I got to find out what kind of plants are growing in the yard. I'm not much of a green thumb person (although I have had the same three cacti since college - 11+ years and counting), so I'm happy when nice things manage grow all by themselves. Nature's so bitchin'.