|A tree turning in Binghamton, New York October 5|
A man in the New England part of the United States is selling autumn leaves.
But not just any autumn leaves, mind you. These are high quality autumn leaves, gathered on hikes this gentleman takes during his off-work hours. Each leaf is hand selected, devoid of holes or other imperfections.
$19.99 U.S. will buy you three autumn leaves - one red, one yellow, one green or mixed. A special solution is applied to the leaves, first, to preserve them, and they are shipped with a hand written note.
|Would these catalpa leaves make the grade?|
Just think of the fortunes we have raked or blown away. The chances of being on television - I've run into interviews of this man several times in the last couple of days.
Seriously, though, I remember, growing up in New York City and (in early elementary school) being assigned to pick up colored leaves and bring them to school. Later, when my son was young, we used to take walks and gather the colored leaves.
We would press them between sheets of waxed paper, putting books on top. We didn't quite use these methods, though.
Why are people so attracted to autumn leaves that they would pay this kind of money? This blog post may give us a clue.
Do you have fall color where you live? Or would you consider owning some New England leaves?