Wow!!! Breathtaking photos!!!
Lovely I am on Gare de Bercy about to start the last leg of an epic journey that started yesterday lunch time. There are some lovely autumn colours around and I am looking forward to seeing the Auvergne. If it has anything it has trees
Is this before a storm, looks a menacing sky ?
No storm arrived, it was just strong evening sunshine and dark clouds in the east. I’m really pleased with the photo as it was taken on my phone.
So many beautiful areas in France, so much to see and yes so many beautiful trees too
I took this photo yesterday morning at 7.44 am…on my phone…I’m thinking that this lone morning star is Venus…???
I saw that an hour or so ago absolutely stunning
Too right… magnificent…
If you have an Android phone Google Sky Map is good for figuring out what you are looking at
Really beautiful! Reminds me a lil of home in Cali
I am very lucky because this is really only some metres from my house, that’s why I call it my enchanted forest !
It is actually a site where granite was quarried many years ago, it has also featured in 2 of George Sand’s novels and can be visited by the public. The park/forest and not my house
Potentially, Lépiote vénéneuse - apparently the trick in determining whether or not they are the poisonous variety as opposed to the delicious Coulemele is whether or not the collar around the stem moves up/down or just snaps off…Frankly, my own tests on similar specimens were inconclusive - if in doubt, don’t eat it
I think that’s sternbergia lutea, which I know as the winter daffodil. It’s in the amaryllidacae family rather than iridaceae. Lovely photo of them…
Thank you Jane - Véronique suggested they were Colchique which are used to produce a drug to treat gout - so l thought l might try self-medicating:wink:
I must say it’s been the most beautifully vibrant Autumn l have ever seen - My cameras have been very busy - here are some from the last week in and around the vineyards of Sauternes.
You are right - colchiques are mauve or white, not yellow. Same extended family and both called crocus d’automne though, confusing. Sternbergia has the name ‘vendangeuse’ as well
Yes both in the Asparagales family, but it’s quite a big family so I don’t find family names hugely useful in describing flowers/plants.
Lovely, are you using a filter of any sort as very crisp.