A walk in the Forêt de Fontainebleau on the Toussaint holiday. A still day with chilly mist giving way to thin cloud. The wood was so quiet that you could hear an acorn drop.
Ridges of strange rock formations give the forest its distinctive character
North American red oaks, established in a small part of the forest, add flamboyant autumn colour
Bracken, pine and moss
Unidentified fungi on an old moss covered tree stump
A wide pathway in a level part of the forest
More fungi and beech trees
Oaks, beech and bracken
Flamboyant local colour from the indigenous spindle tree
Grand oaks, managed for timber production – the figure in the distance gives a sense of scale
The forest was quiet but not silent. Birds flitted through the trees, walkers and mountain bikers called greetings, while in the distance someone was practicing an accordion.
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