1 November 2009: I have to see
the beauty of the autumn. I leave the car in the parking lot at
Äskebäskan. Two rusty stoves decorate the parking lot.
Äskebäskan is a small deciduous forest area in southeast of
the lake Vombsjön. I first go past a pine plantation. Then I stand
at a 30-40 meter steep slope. A sign informs about the area. The trees
autumn glow. The area has been allocated to preserve the trees forever.
I'm here to enjoy the autumn colors, and get my fill of it. It is in
the end, leaves dance down to the ground.
I walk between the pine plantation and slope. The ground is covered by a
colorful carpet of leaves. Oak and beech extends their arms after the
light. After 3-400 meters does it end, a fence delineating to pasture
area. I walk down the slope, and come down to a forest marsh with
alder. It is wet and inaccessible. Alder leaves lie green on the
ground. I'm sinking into the mud. Saves me up the slope. Water is
flowing out of the slope. Enjoying the foliage colors that caresses the
eyes. Fallen trees is sweets for many. A tree dazzles me. I walk along
the slope. Sit down on a stump and have lunch. The cloudy grey sky is
obscured by foliage. I come to a forest road at a small cottage. The
road takes me back where I started.
Goes to the place with a view of Vombsjön and with a picnic table
to drink coffee. Already occupied. I find instead residues of a table
which I take in possession. On the way home I stop at the avenue to the
castle Övedskloster. The ground is yellow with fallen leaves.