Thread: Poll: Where to collect leaves?
Lothlorien would have beautiful leaves but I think they might be mostly of the same type so I'm choosing Doriath. I think there will be more of a variety there. What I'm afraid of is that the trees of Fangorn will become jealous and stage an uprising.
I think I'll go with Ithilien.
People collect leaves? Why?
Because our teachers made us do it in elementary school and we had to place them between two pieces of paper and pile books on them to press them flat. Some people used to collect these pressed leaves in books for the duration of their lives every time the found a new species of tree, just like some others kept a life list of their bird sightings each time they sighted a new to them species of bird. And some people also pressed fairies between the pages of books to keep them for posterity as described in Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book.
This is oppression!
we collect autumn leaves so we can make "rubbings" (collage art); and also make fall-type window hangings (put the leaves between two pieces of wax paper, add a few colourful crayon shavings, set on a cookie sheet and bake on low heat till the wax melts just enough to make the paper stick together and the crayon colours melt into beautiful aleatoric rainbows. Let cool, cut out and frame and hang in the window to let the afternoon (or morning) sun shine through it. Great elementary grade-school art project!
Plus, you can also "collect" them in a big pile and jump in them. Although this was more often known as raking the lawn.