I like how the leaves smell when they are burned. Of course this means you have to find some place that will let you burn them. There are city ordinances everywhere nowadays that won’t let you do this. I would be almost willing to bet that a neighbor would panic because of the smoke and then the next thing you know the fire department would show up at my house if I decided to burn leaves. Let’s not forget the police showing up as well to support the guys in the red trucks (sorry ladies, all of our fire dogs here are dudes). Then they would rub salt into the wound by giving me a ticket for burning leaves. Burning leaves! Only in Minnesota. So I happily set my leaves free to blow the wind and into other people’s yards.