Seasonal signs

As the Equinox slips into the past and each day we lose another four minutes of daylight:

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we sense the seasonal signs.

The meadow needs clearing of grass to prevent the nourishment re-entering the soil and so aid greater diversity

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The tomato plants are stripped to give the remaining fruits a final opportunity to ripen

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The last squash

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The surroundings give few signs of the summer parching as the normal moistness resumes

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with flashes of brightness

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The stock-pot is bubbling

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Sheep go up and down the lane on mysterious missions

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Colour ebbing and flowing

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It does not seem long ago that this Muscovy was an egg

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Some older poultry have finished a moult

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almost

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and Jessie is sorted for the darker evenings

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