The Wood (lockdown memories of an autumn walk) 28 May 2020 | by Leya Spiers By Leya Spiers, aged 10 'The autumn leaves danced around me...' | Photo: Tanner Boriack / Unsplash. ‘Here I am’ I said to myself, ‘The one place I can be free.’ The trees greeted me like I was a queen going into her palace. You need to login to read subscriber-only content and/or comment on articles. Username Password Forgot your password? Subscribe to The Friend today!