I don't know what kind of fall leaf color we'll get this year in Minnesota. Sadly, due to the dry weather, I think the leaves might mostly just turn brown and die. No matter what, my favorite thing is the sound the leaves make when you walk through a pile of them on the sidewalk (you know, when lazy people like me don't rake).
I took these pictures last year, after most of the leaves were way past their "peak". The gaudy technicolor display was over but the piles of leaves had their own aesthetic appeal. All of the different textures are beautiful, aren't they?