While I was busy photographing a moth on a beautiful coloured leaf I noticed something shiny. In a dry rolled up leaf at least five mint leaf beetles (Chrysolina menthastri) were resting after a cold night. They were waiting for the sun to warm up and getting active again. As soon as the nights are getting too cold they will search for a suitable place to hibernate.
In the meantime I arrived in Germany in the forest region which I visited this spring, the Teutoburger Forest. The beeches are coloured orange and yellow and after a short inspection of ‘my area’ I found some remaining flowers of the autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale). Unfortunately at the moment it is too stormy and wet for photographing anything but as soon as the weather will calm down I will go into the forest to search for photogenic and eatable mushrooms.
Jibt dir dit Leben mal een Buff, denn weene keene Träne. Lach Dir'n Ast und setz Dir druff und baumle mit de Beene.