A meadow in Oxford

Summer blue sky
Wispy clouds chased by gentle cooling breezes
Verdant riverbanks, dense and luscious
Geese feasting greedily on lunchtime leftovers
Murky waters gently flowing downstream, swirled up by passing punts and barges
A mother duck leading her ducklings in a row
Crowded tourist boats
Cameras frantically snapping the city of history behind me – freezing the moment for posterity
Children playing
Lovers embracing
The sound of birds, boats, laughter and diverse tongues
A moment to relax, refresh, reflect, renew …
Sitting under the shade of a horse chestnut tree that has overlooked this scene for thousands of days, I am thinking that every day should be enjoyed this simply.Image
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