After a week off it was time to return to work today, with a shift at Hatfield Forest chatting to visitors and selling National Trust membership. I decided to make the most of the sunny weather during my lunch break and sat on a quiet bench near the decoy lake. Dragonflies flitted here and there across the water but, of course, I only had a short lens on my camera, so instead of photographing them I sat and admired their aerobatics. On the other side of the water I spotted a group of lily pads, complete with flowers. The light coming through the trees behind cast delicate shadows across the water and I was reminded of Monet's paintings from Giverny. My reinterpretation may not have quite the same impressionistic feel but it's a reminder of a very few minutes spent away from the tourist hustle and bustle nearby.
14 August 2017