A bright, sunny day, the sun low in the sky. I had not been to Ryton Pools for a while, and this was a good day for a walk
The sun turned the leaves into gold
red berries have been plentiful this year
bare branches against a blue sky.
I reached the first pool
and was greeted by the water birds
the sky hiding behind the trees.
I took the path that circles around the pool
the sun, the star of this particular walk.
The water was sparkling
Very few people around as it was a weekday, the park all mine
I reached the canal, the sun reflecting in the water
wonderful reflections all around.
A lone swan in the canal
I entered the bird hide and saw another swan, the mate of the previous one, I presumed
more red berries and having come full circle, I reached the car park.
Having driven out of the park I stopped the car to take a photograph of this line of grasses
they reminded me of Anselm Kiefer's work which I had seen at the White Cube gallery the week before.