I've driven through Ontario Canada in September, and oh my... you've never seen color like that! The bright red that come from the maple trees are every were, the valleys, the mountains, back yards. This beauty can't help but sing the praises of the Almighty.
In Manitoba, most of the changing color is yellow, and light browns. From the aspens and great oaks. We do have some maples, but not like the abundance found in other Provence's.
I remember as a "youngin", my dad would talk us kids into raking leaves...we really did love it, especially on grandma's farm where the trees were abundant. We would pile it as high as we could, and then jump into it. What a blast! This something wonderful I too have shared with my own children, and as the grand kids come...(and they are)...I will do the same kind of play with them.
Life is good!