Last summer I worked off and on building a pathway in our back yard. Finally finished it. I can't keep the falling leaves and fir needles off, but the maple tree was cut down last week so no more maple leaves. They're beautiful, but messy. We had them all over the back and side yards. It was impossible to rake them up because our yard consists of shrubs and wood chips.
Here's photos of the work in progress and finished product. At the end is a bridge that spans a dry river bed. It needs to be painted or stained. Haven't gotten that far yet. Maybe next year.