I wrote this haibun in response to Mark S’s micro-season blog on Naturalist Weekly. You can read the full post by clicking on this link: https://naturalistweekly.com/2022/11/04/micro-season-the-maple-and-ivy-turn-yellow-2022/
The grand finale Autumn, performing a beautiful return to primaries. Reds and yellows replace attention grabbing green. The surprising chemistry of self-preservation. Letting go, such an intentional process, a celebration of change and make do in this last act of the year. Isn’t it funny how a sudden lack of chlorophyll gives centre stage to the supporting cast, carotenes and anthocyanins? Cold nights, bright sunny days enhance the atmosphere. Enjoy the show. Light, sugar, action! New diet of circumstance. Dance of the dying.