Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

John Keats ‘To Autumn’ – 1820 Keats’ familiar poem, written in an earlier time and perhaps more agrarian context, nevertheless beautifully sums up the season.  The season when the ground is permitted a brief respite before shielding the winter sown seeds from the coming frosts; when the trees shed their summer beauty after a  few brief weeks of technicolour splendour and …