Autumn, the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and fallen leaves. I always like this time of year above the rest of the seasons; spring seems frantic, summer’s a riot and winter is peaceful. But in autumn I always get a sense of nature catching its breath and taking stock. Leaves are discarded as another growing season comes to a close, giving back what the trees and bushes have taken.
The colours are more to my liking too. I like the muted tone of the colours, earth browns, respectable yellows, muted oranges and the occasional splash of refined red. I suppose, as someone who spent their formative years in the open spaces of the Yorkshire Wolds, all these tones were more noticeable to me thus leaving a pleasant back image that recurs this time of year.
It’s also the time when the football season starts to show its texture and form as teams settle and performances start to be more meaningful so let’s hope Saturday’s fine 3-1 win by Hampton & Richmond Borough is the start of a successful run.