Yesterday, as usual, I went out in the early evening for a walk around the park, an elevated area with a footpath all around the base. As I completed my first round, I realized the trees were in flower, the lilacs were blooming, the squirrels cavorting, and the birds doing what birds do, and I wanted to record it all. So I went back and got my camera.
So come along for a walk with, in this huge international city dotted with countless little parks and trees that make you feel you're out in the country.
When I come out of my building, this is what I see.
Beyond the gate is the park. The elevated part is fringed by trees, like this horse-chestnut tree in full blossom.
Looking down, I saw a cavity in the grass, filled with pine cones. Unusual and mysterious.
Further on, the scent of lilacs made me look up. This is one of several lilac trees.
Robin surveilling his realm.
You know how people are always finding heart-shaped stones? Trust me to find a bird-shape, down to the beak and its little eye. What are the odds?