And summer's lease hath all too short a date

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Dominic Blackie

There was something hauntingly beautiful and vaguely tragic in this small group of Fall leaves, tenaciously hanging onto their places in the sun while all around were dropping, which stopped me in my ATB cycle tracks. Tattered yet gorgeous they work on to the inevitable end, going down in a blaze of glory. We often fail to see the sublime in the everyday. That a fusion reactor 93 million miles away can be tamed by such delicate structures and turned into the breath of life and food and fuel is almost beyond comprehension. Every autumn leaf a gentle sign of life’s determination to endure.

Location: Fazakerley, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom


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