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Julie Devereaux

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KYOTO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 22: Autumn colours begin to show on trees on November 22, 2014 in Kyoto, Japan. According to the Japanese weather forecasting company Weather News, autumn leaves this year will be better than usual due to low temperatures in the mornings and evenings, with sufficient day light. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)

It’s that time of year, when your social media feed is filled with pictures of colorful trees taken by friends and family and though it’s nice to see the photos, they never quite capture the true beauty of autumn leaves when you see them outdoors with your own eyes.

So, I have to ask, would you throw a bunch in your shopping cart at the grocery store?

I mean, I’ve bought some ridiculous sh*t in my life (see: “Bun Trainer”) but leaves? That are e v e r y w h e r e for the taking? Am I missing something?

A SF Grocer Is Selling 'Organic Fall Leaves' for $15 a Bunch

In California, some of the best spots for fall colors are in the Eastern Sierra, in Inyo, Mono, and Plumas counties. Parts of Inyo National Forest have been reopened after fire-related closures earlier this year, and according to the California Fall Color website, the at-peak display in Bishop Creek Canyon has been "the best ever."