Over the past weeks I have been gathering the last ‘fruits’ of this autumn season. Some Gingko Biloba trees are still in their yellow leaves, others are half full whereas some are almost nude. During the year the tree hardly attracts attention. Although the leaves are of a unique design they are just green if not dull. But .. in the autumn, the Gingko Biloba seems to arouse, green transforms into yellow and the tree stands out and shines.
Visiting a specific spot in the Calanques, I was hoping to see the Alpine Accentor, the one who sings with another. While sitting and resting against a rock, the bird suddenly appeared. It came close to me as if giving his greeting. I was touched. It was no trouble following him as it seemed to be at ease with my presence. I spent quite some time, observing, and wondering how this bird could find tiny edible pieces between those tiny rock pebbles. And then .. it was gone.
On another day, a Robin took me by surprise. It was there, at the side of the path, as if waiting, patiently, with a welcoming look. Another bird with a presence of its own. I know the plot well but hadn’t seen Robins for months. And .. the beautiful serene light of autumn brings calm to the landscape, to flora and fauna and even to people.
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