In Autumn …
… we can find nature’s Pollocks
Leaves in the trees
The Grevolosa beech forest near Torello is not huge what it contains some extraordinary trees, some of them catalogued as heritage trees.
It can be visited in a short walk leaving from “El molí de Bracons” on route BV 5224. Following 20 min through a track, there is a nice narrow path through box bushes, like a corridor that does not foretell de amplitude of the space one encounters when it reaches the Grevolosa Forest with its towering beeches.
Neither sight nor the camera have field amplitude enough to scope it without scrolling. I have tried to convey this by stitching several vertical pictures (using the excellent free stitching software Microsoft ICE, planarmotion3 mode).
Green and yellow
Leaves and water
Leaf and moss
After the rain
When looking at this picture one could think that it is an aerial snaphot of a dry landscape. Actually it is, if I am not mistaken, an aspen (populus tremula) leaf. With large petioles, aspen’s leaves are easily shaken even by an easy breeze, whence the latin name, “shaky poplar”. Some weeks ago, in Madriu valley in Andorra, a little aspen forest offered this range of colours.
But if it was too late for colours in the canopy, at my feet a thick layer of leaves covered all the forest.
A bit farther, leaves extended on the surface of a pond in a little stream.
On a rock, with moss.