When dipped in wax, colorful leaves can be preserved through this season and beyond. We clustered a group to suspend in a window -- perfect for greeting visitors. Stands of monofilament keep them from falling a second time.
Today's chore -- raking the front yard -- is tomorrow's cheer when you turn pressed foliage into greeting cards or gift tags for bags of candy. Then you can let the wind (or really, the letter carrier or the Halloween spirit) carry them away.