01 November 2012

 Three years ago, the trees across the road looked a sorry sight -
 Moments before, the large one looked like this, about to blaze out in its autumnal glory -

As the drone of the saws and crusher went on and on, I cried. But even in the city, nature is a force to be reckoned with, and here are the trees now. Not as shapely as before, but still providing welcome greenery -
They are ash trees, though - the latest species to be threatened by virulent disease - ash dieback. What was that the poet said ... "Look thy last on all things lovely / Every hour..."

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