LEAVES FROM THE SUBURBAN WOOD

I spent some time in the city today around noon. In the supermarket mostly ...

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... and then, on the way back home ...

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... I stopped in suburbia. In the woods behind the last houses of the city.

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And there, my attention was caught primarily by various leaves ...

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... on the branches ...

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... and down on the ground.

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Most of the foliage is still green ...

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... but the first signs of autumn are clearly visible nonetheless.

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The day is dull and cloudy, not much to see around, but I found some insects along the way.

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Two insects exactly. This Pyrrhocoris apterus, commonly known as the European firebug ...

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... and some small, long-legged fly. I don't know the exact species.

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The green leaves of the Carpinus betulus trees, commonly known as European hornbeam trees, were partially eaten ...

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... or somehow decayed.

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Some more than others.

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This one is almost pristine.

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Parts of Rhamnus cathartica leaves were chewed in a different way.

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The holes looked kind of decorative.

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Pretty photogenic stuff.

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This dry, brown leaf that has fallen on green ones also looked good enough to be photographed.

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These are the small, fresh leaves of the ivy, a plant that covered the ground, and many trees.

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Here you can see the tiny flowers of the ivy.

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Some flower parts fell on the leaves underneath the flowerhead. They looked a bit like some minuscule mushrooms.

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And that's it. After this shot, soft rain started to fall and I ran to the car and drove away.

As always in these walks on HIVE, the photographs are my work - THE END.

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