As well as being Easter Sunday, today is Sue’s birthday so we have enjoyed a fairly lazy day with lots of good, home-cooked food. By 6pm lethargy had set in but we just managed to force ourselves to take a short drive to Stapenhill and walk the riverside path.
We were rewarded by the welcome sight of these drifts of daffodils in the evening sunlight – a perfect reminder of the hope of new beginnings that Easter brings.
“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” Photographer, Ansel Adams.
Truly, the bench is a boon to idlers. Whoever first came up with the idea is a genius: free public resting places where you can take time out from the bustle and brouhaha of the city, and simply sit and watch and reflect. – Tom Hodgkinson
“There is only one way to understand a lonely bench in a park: Sit on it; watch whatever it is watching; listen whatever it is listening to! Sit in spring, sit in winter, sit in summer! To understand something deeply, you need to live its life!” – Mehmet Miriam Ildan
“No king has a throne more beautiful than a bench covered with the autumn leaves!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
At the nearby National Memorial Arboretum this Polish Armed Forces Memorial may also be used as a bench. It pays tribute to the Polish Forces personnel who gave their lives in the 2nd World War 1939-1945. Breaking the Enigma Code – A plaque on the memorial describes how Polish mathematicians broke the enigma code used by the Germans.