Leaf-fall as seen by Paul Evans

I’ve mentioned before that the ‘Country diary’ section in The Guardian is usually good, often very good; occasionally they publish something simply splendid. In summer it was John Gilbey’s Too cold for the badgers to come out; autumn was best represented by this piece:
Paul Evans: Leaves turning fiery like metal blades in a forge
If you think you can’t blend nature observation, school biology, nostalgic sentiment and philosophy, all in just seven paragraphs, and make it mellifluous instead of discordant, think again.

 

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