Leaves falling from trees are generally considered an annoyance to be raked and collected by most gardeners. However in our garden in, a corner of West Sussex, we leave the leaves, they either breakdown, get whisked away by the wind or left in the garden, where the blackbirds and thrushes sift through them to find and eat insects and snails to eat. Leaves breaking down and giving back nutrients to the soil is crucial, it is true that a gardener can collect them so that they decompose in one place, but the all over feed affect is natural when they shed their leaves from a tree. In this pencil drawing of leaf litter I have intertwined feet, hands and fingers. Humanity are just as much reliant upon the nutrition from falling trees, because we are nature too and need nutritious soil to feed crops to feed the population. To find out more about this series of work read my blog about the 'Dance of Nature' here.