I could be in a different world at this spot. This is the kind of scene I associate with countryside walks, but here it is virtually on my doorstep. It’s offered many a moment of sanity in the whirlwind of the last few months, though without the pandemic I probably wouldn’t have even made time to stroll this way and discover it!
There aren’t many birds fluttering around today. In fact I don’t see any. There is usually a robin jumping from branch to branch at least, but maybe it’s just too late in the day. The sun is shortly going to disappear for the day.
The lake is to the right of me, perhaps about 50 metres away, and I can hear the faint squabbling of some ducks. There is no one else on this path, and I take a moment to enjoy the solitude before I emerge out of the trees and into the fields again.