Autumn

View from my cubicle at Canterbury University
View from my cubicle at Canterbury University

Every year, about this time I collect some chestnuts and put them on my desk.  They are tactile, they look nice, and they remind me through winter of the colour of autumn.  My new job at Canterbury seems like a time of change.  There are a few chestnut trees on campus, but there are more oaks.  Its appropriate, oaks are the most English of trees, and this is the most English of cities, or at least it was.  So this morning I gathered a few acorns, and put them on my desk.  They have just as deep and rich a colour and association for me as chestnuts (and I might see if I can find a few of those as well.

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