A pair of salvia flowers in our garden. Because of the warm autumn and the heavy rains, there are still many bright colours and summer greens (the lawn is amazing - quite recovered from the drought) mixed in with the gold and copper.
Cheering, but then one wonders what is happening with the climate, so there is a certain feeling of danger and the unknown behind the beauty.
Approaching the end of Oxford term and the run-up to Christmas - first departmental festive lunch on Thursday - which is exciting and curious at the same time. Still have that feeling of learning how to live a 'normal' life over again. There is that strong sense that the world can't be trusted to do things like it used to. And who can blame us for thinking that! So much chaos tumbled into 2022 - enough to make anyone cautious.
But things will get better, I'm sure of that. Fiction and poetry are refuges and give much hope for the beauty of the human heart.
Perhaps the future will be better than the past!