There is the most magnificent maple tree across the street from our house. As I write this, it's still ablaze in fiery reds and oranges, but missing a great deal of leaves. I suspect it will be almost bare by the time this post is published.
It's freakin HUGE.
The colour palette of this tree is incredible.
And it was still green when I shot these!
This is an oak in my yard which looks pretty in the sun. It doesn't cycle through all the shades from green to red like the maples, it just goes from green to red.
Also in the yard
I tried this project of sticking leaves to a candle cup and used spray adhesive instead of the paper mache' glue that is recommended. I was an idiot and sprayed the glass instead of the leaves so I had to use a Q-tip dipped in Goo Gone to remove the sticky mess from the glass. Then I painted Mod Podge over the top of the leaves. So far it's holding up OK and staying preserved, but the individual leaves I tried to preserve in contact paper and with Mod Podge all turned brown anyway.