My other baby brother called and said "Come look at the barn Steve ( neighbor married to Jo) made for me!"
It sits next to the desk at his office. A wonderful replica of the barn at the farm where we grew up. A real work of art!
As you can see our yard looks tidy. There are leaves in the woods but not on the lawn. Not many leaves left on the trees. The Bur Oaks drop their leaves.
The Red Oaks along with Northern Pin Oaks will keep their leaves most of the winter, wind and snow knock some to the ground. Swelling new buds in the Spring will force the old leaves off.
Big word alert. The leaves have marcescence ...they wither but remained attached by the stem.