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Late Summer Frost


This reflection takes its starting point from my evening walks in the Hampshire countryside during lockdown. Throughout this period of social isolation, I have been fortunate to have been able to walk for a couple of miles each evening and witness the arrival of new flocks of lambs, new herds of cattle, the harvesting of grain crops and the sowing of seed for the next growing season. I regularly saw my neighbour gathering fruit from her apple and pear trees and this year’s generous harvest resulted in bags of free fruit for those passing her garden gate. She did not want any form of payment since she had an abundance and simply said: ‘I now just need to get rid of them!’

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