In Hawaii, my parents have a yard man. He uses a blower to blow all the leaves together to pick them up when he is done.
It's noisy, leaves fly everywhere...
He's gotten yelled at by neighbors because the leaves blow over to their side of the fence...well, when these neighbor's yard man comes over, guess who gets their leaves...ahem!
Anyway, I noticed this guy the other day. And thought, "oh no, they have leaf blowers here too"...and then I saw him "vacuuming" the leaves up!
Now this is something I wouldn't mind seeing or hearing more of in Hawaii.