online: 30 december 2017
modified: 12 september - 29 december 2017
12 september 2017 sunny day before
...but definitely autumnal... at the outdoor cafe... among pigeons...
and mosses growing between pavement slabs...
...cold air drives me onward... to get some exercise before the rain
showers (expected later) and after drinking a pot of camomile tea...
...on my way through the Kenwood estate i stopped to look at Humphrey
Repton's landscape design which included an artificial bridge facade to
be viewed from where i now hypothetically stand on the distant terrace (as if in 1800 or so)...
...then i hear voices behind me... it's two people who know me... and
who subscribe to daffodil... (i have met them on the heath quite often)...
...now i'm at the highest seat... where a man with a bicycle and a
rucksack moves to let me sit beside him while he is speaking into a mobile
phone... we talk about the beauty of the heath before he continues his
then sitting here alone i feel closer to the landscape than i did in
company... not seeing direcctly every leaf but somehow conscious of the presence of
each of them...
© 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 john chris
You may transmit this text to anyone for any
non-commercial purpose if you include the copyright line and this notice
and if you respect the copyright of quotations.
If you wish to reproduce any of this text
commercially please send a copyright permission request to jcj at