Sunday, 17 June 2012

Waiting for Summer

This place of natural beauty appears forlorn as it waits to be awakened by the sounds of children frolicking in its` shallow waters.  The rope and attached branch hang lifelessly in anticipation of eager youngsters tempting their fate as they swing excitedly from the sturdy tree from which it hangs.
Disinterested cows silently feast on the lush grass of a neighbouring field.

The still clear waters lie quietly as they prepare for the onslaught of tiny feet from children and their pets eager to savour their freshness and vitality on a hot summers` day, leaving their footprints amidst the once tranquil stream.
Children will paddle and stride gingerly through its` waters as the sun beats deliciously on their bare backs, knowing they are safe in natures` bosom.

The bridge with its secrets hidden under shallow waters and unknown history, stands majestically, with its covering of ivy and wonders what scenes it will witness this summer.  Will anyone be brave enough to seek its secrets under the arch or will it remain a place for ducks alone to venture inside?

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