13.1.14

Finally the leaves are (almost) all gone, but...


I made a number of posts by the end of last year about leaves that remained longer than usual on the trees. Now, the leaves are on the ground (or have been cleaned off the streets), including the ones on the big trees which were planted in “my” park, Square des Batignolles, in the middle of the 19th century.


But… if you look closer, you will find that a few leaves have resisted and also that there are some nice signs of life around the park.








Unfortunately, when walking around, I found that the little greenhouse (with just one tree inside), had – a second time in the last two years - been the victim of vandalism. Under the greenhouse are buried, in a mass grave, a number of “communards” who were shot here by a firing squad in 1871. 
    

13 comments:

Julie said...

There must be many a time, Peter, when the leaves are not yet all gone, but the buds are already poking through.

Alain said...

"If you look Closer"...C'est certain, on y voit de drôles de choses en ce moment...

Olivier said...

on me promenant sur tes liens,je viens de decouvrir les oeuvres de Anna-Lisa Unkuri, c'est superbe ce qu'elle fait, bravo

Jeanie said...

I am looking out my studio window here and see leaves all over the next door neighbor's large tree. They were slow to fall here, too and we still see quite a few. Perhaps winter came too soon!

claude said...

Salut Peter
Depuis que j'ai une nouvelle unité centrale, j'ai du mal à retrouver tous mes blogs amis, surtout les google+. Je t'ai enfin récupéré et c'est tant mieux.
Ici tous mes arbres et les peupliers du voisin sont tout nus.

Cergie said...

Ton gros arbre de plusieurs siècles est un platane, quant au manège encore sous bâche j'en ai 8 tickets à 0,70 E dans mon porte-monnaie car qqn que je connais bien a maintenant l'âge d'y aller (mais pas encore de monter dans les avions = 3 ans)
Le 17 décembre il n'était pas possible de couper devant la (jolie) serre, je sais maintenant pourquoi et je sais aussi ce qui est au dessous, c'est passionnant comme sous d'autres endroits symboliques comme la colonne du Génie de la Bastille si je ne me trompe pas...

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Great to see colour coming back . So annoying with vandalism , WHY do they do it?? No respect for anyone or anything.

Nadege said...

It is so sad about vandalism!
Amazing that the forsythias are already starting blooming. We've had really balmy temperatures here in SoCal.

Nathalie in Provence said...

Peter I love to see how your blogging activity makes you aware of so much around you - it really boosts your senses, doesn't it?

Too bad about the vandalism, especially considering the tombs inside.

With winter I have found the time to resume blogging and visiting my friends' blogs - yours is one of my favourites of course. I wish you and your loved ones all the best for 2014.

Vagabonde said...

As I look around I see that most trees have lost their leaves, but we have so many pines and also magnolias which stay green all year.

Thanks for coming to my blog and writing a long comment, I really appreciated it, and also to read your views on Paris tourism.

Virginia said...

And I for one, was very grateful to see Paris with LEAVES this trip. After four years of cold, bare January, the golden leaves of autumn were a joy!
V

Anonymous said...



How very painful to see such

vandalism in places so beautiful

and so dear...

This was in your park, non?

Great pictures, as usual.

Thank you so much.
Maria

Jane Aston said...

I've just discovered your blog. How exciting to be roaming through Paris with a lens! It was never affordable to take rolls of film. I often went in the 80's on cheap buses with fellow art students. I look forwards to touring your blog. Thanks for doing this.