09 September 2021, The Tablet

Glimpses of Eden

Glimpses of Eden

When does summer fade into autumn? Eyes closed, sun on my face, I’m sitting in a country churchyard thinking about this. A few swallows twitter on the church roof. Technically, we’ve two methods of marking the seasons’ change. Meteorological autumn begins on 1 September, whereas astronomical autumn starts on the equinox, which is 22 September this year.

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