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10 ways leaves get inside your home

1. They attach themselves to children's hair, shoes and clothing.

2. They attach themselves to pets.

3. Family members hold the front door open for extended stretches on windy days as part of your “Let's Heat the Whole Outdoors” program.

4. Art projects.

5. Your maple tree is equipped with the latest stealth technology.

6. Some leaves decide they would like to see what it's like being indoor foliage.

7. It's all part of some “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” deal.

8. Family members secretly invite them in because it is entertaining to hear a certain someone say “As soon as I get done sweeping up leaves in here, more appear!”

9. Once inside, they breed.

10. Magic.

How to be a foliage snob

The approach of Columbus Day is a reminder that fall color season is coming. And anyone can sound like an experienced leaf-peeper. Just  remember to occasionally say …

1 “Not enough red.”

2. “It's OK, I guess. If you like yellow.”

3. “Too early.”

4. “Past peak.”

5. “Too many evergreens.”

6. “Muted.”

7. “Well, it's nothing like the fall of '67.”

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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