Wednesday, 20 April 2011

A Riparian Lunch Break

I had lunch by the river today. It was idyllic, warm sun, gentle breeze, the barely perceptible sound of the river making its way to the sea....


I was amazed at how much life is in this little river. The shallow were full of these tiny fish...


...while the deeper waters were occupied by larger fish, lurking shadows moving silently in the cool water.

A hopeful water vole scampered up and down the water's edge, too fast for me and my camera to catch.

Half heard converstions reminded me that I was still in the middle of the city - school children enjoying the perfect combination of great weather and not being at school - a German couple on holiday - a businessman trying to seal a deal on his mobile - a teenager in a wheelchair being told by his friends how dumb he was to injure himself...

I just sat on the river bank, switched my brain to neutral and soaked it all up.  It was too nice to waste those moments on serious thought.

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The long weekend starts tonight!  Ooh yeah!  Nothing really planned, except for dinner with some friends tonight.  I hope to slip some revision in for my exams but, as usual, family time gets priority.  I am sure the weekend has a barbeque tucked away somewhere. I just hope the weather holds out - I hate the thought of being at work on a day like today and then having rubbish weather when I am off!  Selfish?  Yep!

Have a great Easter!  I might do a post at some point over the weekend, but doubt any of you will be online to read it so maybe not!

Back soon!

5 comments:

The Moody Minstrel said...

Ahhh...that a refreshing river scene! No traffic, no cement, no radioactive fallout, no worries...

Nice.

terri said...

Almost felt like I was there. I could use some warm weather and a quiet place to sit and forget everything for a little while.

Enjoy your weekend, family and friends.

TechnoBabe said...

Aaah, what a great lunch time. Glad you take the time to relax like that. You are a better person for those around you because of it.
Same to you, Happy Easter, enjoy your long weekend.

tz said...

love moments like those! have a wonderful weekend!

Sianna said...

wow!all i can say is awesome!