When we were planning our move here, I read as much as I could on the history and landscape of these islands. Many descriptions focused on the lack of trees, giving various reasons for this, such as climate change, or the Viking raiders setting fire to the forests. Some writers claimed there is no real Autumn here - just a gradual fading of colour into darkness - as if Autumn was dependant on the presence of trees. Well, being here, I can say that the colours of this season are beautiful- deep and rich and golden. Without the trees, you see the Earth and she is a wonderful sight in her Autumnal robe.
The land truly glows beneath our feet.
making us look closer
and we see other signs of Autumn - ones we might otherwise miss - like the intricate embroidery that makes up the pattern of this glorious season.
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