About three weeks ago my 'holiday' started with a trip to my birth town for a reunion of 'my' primary school class and ended with a two weeks stay in the Vosges. The weather in the Vosges was fabulous in the first week. With temperatures above 20 degrees a lot of jobs have been done outside......like cutting the bramble bushes. After this job was done my son discoverd a little snake between my house and the path. The little snake was a grass snake who is living in a hole of my housewall; during my complete stay the snake stayed on the same place. Taking a photo of the snake without brown cutted bramble branches was a challenge but after some attempts/days the snake was not using his 'reverse' immediately when I came closer.
Autumn has arrived definitely, the forests are full of mushrooms (I have never seen that amount of eatable mushrooms before) and a lot of trees change colour.
Together with Wanda I'm enjoying the smell of autumn, finding beautiful coloured leaves and getting soaked by heavy rain showers.
Every year the colour changing proces is a kind of miracle. Some leaves which had fallen down are 'simply' brown but others are a world apart. It's magnificent that mother nature can create that kind of beautiful colour ranges.
For this kind of photography I use a window and scotch tape.....and it's to recommend, in case the leaf has a hole, to clean that part of the window before starting photographing ;-).
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.