Autumn as a metaphor for our predicament with Covid-19: a set of images of strength, regeneration and renewal among the decay of autumn. From a walk around the Old Deer Park in Richmond then the Thames Tow Path downstream to Kew Bridge.
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
— J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring