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.