Sunday, 17 January 2010
Richmond Park Reborn.
Suddenly the Sun is out, the thaw has come and Richmond is green once again. It's a bit of a relief after tip toeing about trying hard not to fall over for the past three weeks. I went for a long walk in the park which was crammed full of joggers, dog walkers cyclists and motorists leisurely touring the perimeter road. Normally the park feels like an empty rural wilderness today though the mood was social, a celebration of freedom and escape. Snowdrops and spring around the corner.
It's a brilliant place, a huge lung for South West London with amazing views eastwards to the dome of St Paul's and the tower block sprawl of central London, eleven miles away. Stomping about I realise that I've not really explored much of it yet.
The only thing missing were the deer who seemed to have gone into hiding. Maybe they've read the notices warning about the annual cull that takes place over the next couple of weeks.