Autumn Leaves... a little folklore I want to share

I'm sure that we have all learned in school why our leaves change into those gorgeous colors, but I was just reading something interesting in the November issue of Martha Stewart Living and she has a different take on it and I like it! According to folklore, apparently Jack Frost had quite a bit to do with it... at least the brightly colored leaves that we love so much. The story goes that he pinched those particular leaves with his frigid fingers and they turned red. He then went on to paint the rest of the fall leaves in tones of brown and gold!

What to do with those leaves?? Collect the prettiest you can find, place  them  between sheets of wax paper and then iron them. They can now be used to decorate window sills, coffee tables, you name it.  

I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.
Lee Maynard 

It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.
Sarah Addison Allen