Every once in awhile I remember that I really miss autumn in New England. My current yard does not fill up with these (see image). One year, when my kids were feeling nostalgic for a big pile of leaves, we crumpled up a LOT of newspaper and let them roll around in that. For them, it was great fun, but for me, it lacked the proper "earthy" aroma that comes from nature. Not to mention the brilliant colors!