High noon on December 20th, Richmond Park London

On Sunday, we went for a bike ride — across Richmond Park, down in Hampton, along Kingston to the Thames, through Sheen Park and back in a loop along the north side, catching a glimpse of the water again at Brentford. It was a really great ride, the river shining, the bare trees like sculptures, the open fields green and bright.

Although the weather report predicted this would be our only window of sun for a few days, at the…