Appreciation: Out and About

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  1. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    The park is so well-maintained. And they have a great collection of conifers and other trees and plants that make a beautiful contrast in this season.
    Outside the "Jardin à la française" :

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    A great oak. Some of the lower branches are maintained with cables so they don't fall :

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    (to be continued : "Arboretum asiatique"...)
     
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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    (A suivre...)
     
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    PS : when I saw this one...

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    I was sure it was neither a Larch, a Taxodium or a Metasequoia, the leaves werre much too long. I was sure it was a Pseudolarix amabilis. It was one of the few trees that had a tag on it. It's the first time I"ve seen one in the ground, not a 15-cm "bonsai" in a garden centre ;-)

    It was engraved by hand on an aluminium tag, but I could hardly read it, turning it to the right light, so I couldn't take a readable photo of it :

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    Definitely one of my favourite trees. I don't think I've seen one that large.
     
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    These large mushrooms are starting to pop up in the neighborhood; very pretty but poisonous as they contain neurotoxins that will cause inebriation and delirium.

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    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    Eating them raw will give you tummy-ache. Some of my friend tried it and they just got sick.
    It must be dried before being used as a"door to perception". And a good proportion of the psychedelic components are eliminated through the urine : in some places in Siberia, people would drink the urine of the shamans. Never tried it though.

    It's funny to see how people, or even animals, like to use drugs... And use bodhran or drums and recite mumble fumble songs, with profound meanings of course ;0)

    PS : playing the two songs together is quite a psychedelic experience. Really. ;%)



     
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    I must say @AlainK, you bring a whole 'nother dimension to these forums.
     
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    Went for a walk in "Parc Floral de la Source". Apparently, no damage from the storm.There are blankets of Cyclamens under the trees.

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    Autumnal compositions, one that looks a bit like a cenotaph ;-)

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    I spotted this root that runs along the paving stones from one side to the other, at least for 6 metres. It probably comes from one of the trees behind the 4-metre wall :

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    They also have aviaries. I head a concert of bird songs, it was from budgerigars :

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    I like the squash that looks like a serpent.
     

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