Accidental leaf alignment DP280-2013 Posted October 7; processed October 6. These sassafras leaves just happened to 'stack' exactly as you see them. They were all still attached to their respective trees except for the small green mitten near the rear, which had fallen, probably during the previous day's rain, and stuck to its landing site. I'm constantly amazed at the range of colors dispayed by sassafras leaves in autumn. I especially love the purples and pinks. As to leaf texture, they might look tough and leathery. The truth is quite different. They are incredibly supple and smooth to the touch. . Hidden Lake Gardens, Michigan September 30, 2013 (This photo lives here: ) - arctangent