November 16, 2007

The last leaves...

The last leaves… There have many pictures of autumn leaves lately – and by qualified photographers, but I could not resist.

So yesterday I took some pictures in what I use to call “my park” (Square des Batignolles, Paris 17th arrdt.), some two minutes walk from my flat. It has been quite cold in Paris the last days, some +5°C (or about 40°F) during the afternoon. Even the birds must have felt a need to warm up. They had all gathered at the same sunny end of the small lake for a nice common siesta.Some of you may remember that I have now and then reported on the growth of what may be a banana tree. The first leaves were visible in the beginning of April. The leaves had grown considerably until they were cut at the beginning of this week … and I never saw any bananas. What remains of the tree has now got some winter clothes.A few of these photos can be seen on my photo blog.

Now, I wish you all a nice weekend! The weekend will be busy, but I plan to be back on Monday!

39 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Have yourself a nice and warm weekend, Peter.

I like the photo of the ducks and the banana tree. I wonder if it lives through the winter?

going green

Zhang said...

Elles sont belles, tes photos. Ca me rappelle le poème "Feuilles mortes" de Jacques Prévert, un poème tellement beau!

Tietie007 said...

J'y suis passé cet été ...je me suis assis pour regarder les joueurs de boules ...puis j'ai repris la rue Cardinet, qui traverse tout le 17eme, de Batignolles au boulevard des Ternes, où je logeais, au-dessus d'un magasin de meubles et en face d'une boutique SFR.

Peter said...

oldmanlincoln:
I think the tree has been there for some years and it seems to survive thanks to good care and protection! Hope the winter will not be too tough!

zhang:
Je suis content! Une belle référence!

tiete007:
Un joli parc et un quartier sympa, n'est-ce pas?

Keshi said...

Isnt Fall like going into a deep slumber...

And here in Aus we r just waking upto a warm Summer :)

Keshi.

Noushy Syah said...

Peter!

Yeah!! I love that last leaves that you captured..seriously look so professional!..emmm I might get your permission next time to use some of your images in my blog...;)

I tried capturing the autumn leaves but it turned out to be blurred and the beautiful red maple became purplish like!!!

Have a wonderful w/end Peter,keep smiling...

Azer Mantessa said...

fall is pretty!

Leena said...

And those leaves are just yellow for your blog`s colours! Really beautiful pictures, Peter.
We got last night about 6cm snow and no everything is like in a smooth cotton - lovely ( my husband is doing snow works - just now ;)

Happy, relaxing weekend to you!

lyliane said...

Tu as ton square à toi tout près de ton appartement,et de plus tu ne dois pas l'entretenir. S'il gèle fort, ils vont sûrement rentrer les oiseaux. Bon hivernage au bananier, et bon week end à toi, je sais que tu n'hiberneras pas.

Glenn Standish said...

Nature is the greatest model for photographs! Love it! Thanks for your comment yesterday. I have replied in the L is for Laid-back Labourers comment!

Olivier said...

une autre façon poétique de voir Paris, a travers les feuilles de l'automne. J'aime beaucoup.
Je te souhaite un bon weekend

alice said...

Moi, je les aime beaucoup, tes photos de feuilles. Ici aussi, le froid est arrivé et les canards également! Je n'ai pas encore vu de bernaches, ces oies qui viennent de Sibérie passer l'hiver au bord du Golfe mais je suis sûre qu'elles sont là.
Jamais vu de bananes moi non plus...Bon weekend!

Peter said...

keshi:
But for you it's now spring! Keep going!

noushy syah:
No copyright requested! ... and I will do my best to smile the whole weekend. The same to you!

azer:
Yes, but beautiful part of it seems now to be more or less over.

Peter said...

leena:
It's certainly part of the Finnish character to love when the snow is falling! But I agree, there are moments when you can really enjoy it!

lyliane:
Non, pas de jardinage a faire... mais je paye mes impôts locaux!

glenn:
Yes, I'm not one of the most gifted nature photographers, but sometimes you cannot resist!

Peter said...

olivier:
... et un bon week-end (froid) à toi aussi!

Chuckeroon said...

Good morning, Peter. Hoping to catch you early...but find I'm far too late already. Quite clearly, many are rushing to enjoy your daily offer over breakfast.

Fine leaf on the headline.

Cuckoo said...

All the pictures are wonderful. Riot of colours. I like them this way. :-)

And the banana tree is looking awesome in clothes. ;)

Have a nice weekend Peter !

hpy said...

Je crois que c'est moi qui avais parlé d'un bananier au départ, mais finalement, est-ce vraiment un bananier? Il existe une plante qui lui ressemble beaucoup mais qui fait juste une sorte de graines. Je ne connais pas son nom. Tu as tout l'hiver devant toi pour trouver la vérité. Tu peux donc faire autre chose pendant le WE que je te souhaite bon.

delicium said...

Bonjour peter, il est très beau ton message d'aujourd'hui. Je suis toujours admirative devant les photos de feuilles d'automne. J'aime particulièrement celle qui se détache sur le ciel bleu. Magnifique vraiment. Comme une promesse que les beaux jours vont revenir. Le froid est aussi présent ici aussi, certaines stations de ski vont déjà ouvrir ce WE mais moi je vais rester en plaine pour travailler. Je t'embrasse

Cergie said...

Tu es un homme de méthode, tu as planifié de poster lundi, mais le plan sera-t-il suivi ? L'avenir seul nous le dira !
La seule chose que je puisse te prédire avec certitude est que la dernière feuilles tombera (le meilleur photographe de feuilles d'automne que je connaisse ne nous en a pas tellement gratifiés cette année. Il est beaucoup moins méthodique et planifié que toi, du moins en ce moment. Alors n'aies pas de complexe, tes photos sont très belles)
Nous avons habillé pour l'hiver notre laurier rose seulement hier ainsi que le tonneau à poissons. Par chez toi, ils sont plus prévoyants. Mais c'est leur boulot après tout.

Peter said...

chuckeroon:
(Much) better (a little) late than never!

cuckoo:
Thanks and I also wish you a nice weekend!

Peter said...

hpy:
Oui, c'est bein toi... et personne a contesté. Je vais faire des recherches. Il est très important de savoir!

delicium:
Tu vas donc travailler? Avec ton blog j'espère! Pourtant, tu as le droit de te reposer, après une semaine difficile, avec un rhume en plus! Sinon, tu fais du ski?

cergie:
Je ne me fais pas de soucis pour te plantes ! Tu donnes l’impression de bien t’en occuper et en plus Patrick est un expert ! Il faut penser aux photos de la saison prochaine !

Jessica Camis said...

I agree with the others: your photos are gorgeous. I never tire of looking at nice pictures of trees and yours are definitely nice! Our trees are still rather full but enflamed by color. Soon they will look like yours. Hope your weekend is full of fun.

Peter said...

jessica:
Thanks! Your blog about art is really interesting! I have linked you from my front page (hope OK?) and will visit you more frequently (hope OK?)!

Maxime said...

Dans la forêt chauve et rouillée
Il ne reste plus au rameau
Qu’une pauvre feuille oubliée,
Rien qu’une feuille et qu’un oiseau.

Il ne reste plus dans mon âme
Qu’un seul amour pour y chanter,
Mais le vent d’automne qui brame
Ne permet pas de l’écouter.

L’oiseau s’en va, la feuille tombe,
L’amour s’éteint, car c’est l’hiver.
Petit oiseau, viens sur ma tombe
Chanter, quand l’arbre sera vert !


Théophile Gautier (1837)

SusuPetal said...

We've had some snow this week, very little, but still. It's icy and one's in danger to fall down.

I too plan to be busy this weekend. maybe sleeping enough, hopefully!

Have a nice weekend! BTW, have you seen the Helene Scherfbeck-exhibition already?

April said...

You've done very well with those photos of leaves. And it is nice to have a little park near one's flat/house. I wish you a wonderful busy weekend. (I myself long for a very quiet weekend because it's always very busy during the week. See you next week.

Mélisse said...

Incroyable toutes ces espèces d'oiseaux qui viennent se réchauffer au soleil, un vrai fantasme de chat !

ruth said...

You are a highly qualified photographer with beautiful leaf photos. Oh, I miss autumn in Paris. Boohoo.

catherine said...

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=vqMP-SGlzWM

Autumn in Paris.....

lasiate said...

tu n'hibernes pas toi et les photos tombent. Un jolie série

MONA said...

I have never seen the denuding of trees during winters. Watching those leaves is fascinating! & to think that the trees will be like that till spring!
We usually have evergreen trees around us in the region where I live. The trees are never totally bare.

The birds look so beautiful. I see some birds are migrating to our regions from Europe now & the Siberian Cranes will be here too soon.

Your banana tree is doing just fine I see :)

lyliane said...

A la campagne aussi on paie des impôts locaux! et on doit jardiner quand même!bises

Peter said...

maxime:
Merci d'avoir transmis ce beau poéme!!

susupetal:
Cold here also and no transport (strike)... but no snow or ice, fortunately!

april:
So i hope that the weekend was as nice as you hope for!

Peter said...

mélisse:
Heureusement, je n'ai pas vu des chats!

ruth:
Autumn in Paris, spring in Paris...!

Peter said...

catherine:
Malheureusement le lien ne marche pas pour moi! Merci quand-même!

lasiate:
Non, pas de repos!

mona:
Birds travel a lot! I hope the "park birds" will stay!
The banana tree seem sto be well taken care of... but no bananas!

lyliane:
Tu payes combien? Bises!

Ash said...

I love these nature shots...so beautiful!

Ming the Merciless said...

Cool collection of photos.

Neva said...

I agree with ming....a very cool collection of photos....and what's this about "more qualified than I" ...I don't think so! you are pretty awesome at what you do here!