Finally, one of the sweet gum trees let go its leaves. The other is trying hard to hold fast. The mower/bagger is retired for the season so these leaves will have to fend for themselves this winter. Not much actually under the trees; a sustained stiff wind from the south has blown a ton of them into the neighbor's lawn.
Que sera sera.
The wind has also blown down a lot of branches (I picked up a 4x4 foot pile) - part and parcel of having large mature trees.
A couple of dead ash branches were festooned with stunning lichen.