I went out with my camera today in the hopes of getting some beetles and lizard reference photos- however i was out of luck. I only saw one lizard and it wasn't really close enough to get a good photo.
I did find a strange pile of snail shells - see below
I'm not sure why there was such a large pile - the road isn't a place where children play . I wondered if a bird had maybe piled them up , strange anyway.
Its amazing what you can see when you go out looking for photo opportunities. I've walked past this small tree hundreds of times without realising it was a mirabelle plum tree. Mirabelles plums are tiny little sweet things with a reddish blush when they are ripe. They are popular in the Alsace region - I expect this tree was once part of someones garden but now it is growing in a tiny scrap of waste ground beside a car wash.
I expect they will all go to waste or maybe the birds will eat them. I find it really strange that so many people here have cherry, lemon, pomegranate and orange trees in their gardens but they mostly don't pick the fruit. And yet, all sorts of fruits of different varieties are on sale in the markets and shops; so its not that people don't eat much fruit.
The last picture is just some purple flowers i saw. I had to hold the camera up to get the photo so its amazing that it turned out ok. I have no idea what kind of flower it is, but i liked it.