some green in winter

atlas cedar limb with catkins

this is the same tree that had those gorgeous round cones that look like roses

a close cousin to the lebanon cedar

a lovely tree of the mediterranean region

autignac, france

  • margie says:

    i wish i could smell it too

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  • Riva Angus says:

    The common name “horse-chestnut” (often unhyphenated) is reported as having originated from the erroneous belief that the tree was a kind of chestnut (though in fact only distantly related), together with the observation that eating the fruit cured horses of chest complaints. ..^-”

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a winter bouquet

i thought maybe these were wild leeks but jean-luc said no

so now i think it is wild lily of the valley (muguets)

i found them under the pines in the hills behind autignac

autignac, france

  • margie says:

    what ever they are , they are lovely
    best wishes for your journey home soon.

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pixie cups

lichen podentia are the fruiting bodies erected for spore dispersal

i prefer their common name-pixie cups

autignac, france

  • margie says:

    one of my absolute favourite things in the forest

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an explosion in slow motion

plane tree seed pod

autignac, france

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scrappy trees

the kermes oak is the predominant tree in the hills around us

it is scrappy, like the garrigue itself

autignac, france

  • janine says:

    love those acorns, so unusual.

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