Walking home last night I noticed a bloke using a blower to clean the path at the front of his house. To be fair, it was environmentally more friendly (in Australia at least) as he was not hosing it with water. Of course, using a broom would be the greenest solution.
However, the thing that amused me the most was the way he blew all the leaves, twigs and dust from his path either out on to the street or to in front of his neighbours houses.
No wonder there is more stress living in Sydney than back in the days when we used to use a broom 🙂