Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Nice evening stroll

I love the evenings best in the kind of weather we’ve been enjoying. The sun isn’t so intense, I love the long shadows and the quality of the light, especially as it shines through leaves. And the birdsong is always more welcome than the dawn chorus to me.

Here are a couple of shots taken on the walk down Richmond Hill to Petersham Meadows and then back up the hill in the park. We are very lucky to have places like this close at hand.

Looking down the hill, about halfway, towards the meadow and a glimpse of the Thames

I like the pattern the paths make, those darker streaks against the grass
Local residents are back


Looking slightly unkempt. It’s that lockdown look. Even the cattle are letting standards slip.


A CBE and MC! I googled the name and found that he was MO for 2 Coldstream Guards in North Africa and Italy. The MC was for recovering wounded from no man’s land at Monte Casino. In later life he was influential in the BMA and was instrumental in paving the way for doctors to work across the EC (before Free Movement). Grey-Turner was also a polyglot. Talented and brave.

The inevitable walk back up the hill to where the car was parked.

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  1. A splendid walk indeed, thanks for sharing it with us.

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    1. You’re welcome. I thank my lucky stars.

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    2. A splendid walk, indeed! Do London cattle keep their winter coats at this time of year?

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    3. It must be a fashion thing. You know what it’s like in the metropolis.

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  2. My daughter and I went for an evening walk on Saturday and not only was the light to die for, but barely a soul to be seen. The woods were delightful too and nice and cool after a hot day. My wife mentioned we should try and do this as well, but as she works, she doesn't always have the inclination at the end of a long day.

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    1. That sounds like my old lady. She’s on her feet all day (in the sun lately). Fortunately she had enough energy yesterday.

      You must have some lovely green scenery down your way. As must the chaps above and below.

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  3. Beautiful scenery mate, thanks for sharing.

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    1. It’s not bad for London is it?

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    2. You know what it’s not is it. I’ve clearly got some very preconceived (and obviously wrong) ideas about London and it’s environs. Your walks and photos have gone a long way to changing my opinions. All of my interactions with the capital have been business related, and grim. It’s been interesting seeing this other side of things.

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    3. Hardened Londoners would say it’s not London, but it is a London borough. It’s close enough for a northern lad.

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  4. Another nice looking walk in the "countryside" of the city!

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