Lovely family walk yesterday. (Okay, lovely after dragging out daughters who would rather read, do homework, or commune with their computers).
We walked through the University Parks from Magdalen College to Norham Gardens where I used to live as a student at Oxford. It was a Bridehead Revisted set, complete with amusing poseurs with better sartorial than punting skills.
Everything seemed backlit, tender leaf-green and lush. Willow trees leaning into the stream. Ducks and geese on the waters, Happy punters. Families picnicking. Near perfect weather.
I love living in the same place for a long time, and observing the changes in mood and beauty from season to season.