I was away over the weekend and did not have time to photograph and prepare a Wild post, so I thought I'd share these leaves from northern red oak (Quercus rubra) that I photographed the previous weekend.
Usually it seems that oak leaves just go straight to brown, but this tree was on fire. Maybe it's just that I don't notice the oak leaves until all of the other leaves have fallen. Oak, like American beech, are often marcescent, their brittle brown leaves rattling in the winter wind.
What's wild in your neck of the woods?