First half of autumn it seems the fall of leaves is never ending but at this time the trees are
starting to get pretty bare.

When I walk my usual route I can see much further into the forest or actually out. The road
turns out much closer than I pretended it to be.

At the end of September I came across them elsewhere in the forest but now also on "my"
route: the Xylaria Polymorpha or Dead Man's Fingers 🍄

They're not always this perfectly shaped but in this case you don't need much imagination to
understand how this fungus came by its "pet name" 😉