Royal Park

Red thread on a branch in St James Park

Don’t Touch in St James Park

St James Park on a week day afternoon in March. Impressions: White sky thick with cloud.  Sweet, ice-creamy smell of blossom.  Heaving with tourists dawdling and suits marching through.  A festival of waterfowl and birds, majestic pelicans, swans.  Squawking, hissing, clucking, sirens, variety of languages.  Weeping willows, bursting buds, low loopy fencing, so many flowers.  A …

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Bushy Park and Protection

Bushy Park on a week day afternoon in February.  Impressions:  Face whipping wind and drizzle.  ‘Don’t feed the deer’ signs, deer droppings, trees boxed in to protect against hungry deer, but no deer to be seen.  Space, expanse, freedom, wide grass, trees.  Opaque sky, wispy, bumpy grass, winter tree branches making lacy silhouettes in the sky. …

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