Rowan on forest floor

© Jack Kruf (2022) Rowan on forest floor. Breda: Private collection.

On the forest floor I found this small Rowan (Sorbus accuparia L.). I estimate 15 cm high. At the Ulvenhoutse Bos in Breda, the autumn light felt in on the forest floor in the late evening and reached this young tree. The colours are that of the true palette of autumn and where this time of year stands for: finalise a year of (here first) growth,  prepare for winter and get ready for the year to come. Letting the leafs go is crucial for a new start in spring. “How beautiful.