The Yellow Tree

Without a yellow bird...


This tree is so attractive and the colour of its leaves at Fall turned such a bright yellow! I called it the yellow tree. During the Fall 2009 I walked past it day in and day out. I noticed it only when it turned all yellow. It fascinated me so much so that I took a photo of it.   

It was only yesterday evening when I walked past the tree that I noticed this little plaque under it. I still don’t know what tree this is. I still haven’t found out it’s name.   

The plaque on the ground for the yellow tree...


The Westminster Tree Trust was established in 1982 as a charity organization committed to investing funds towards beautifying the physical environment of the Westminster area. They are involved in raising funds towards tree planting, shrubbery etc.   

The lesson of the yellow tree for me is that sometimes one walks past a thing or person of beauty without having a healthy sense of curiosity. It’s only when you stop and take a good look at the thing or person that you begin to discover the beauty and goodness in that thing or person.

Spring’s Kinda Slow This Year

It was a great sunny day yesterday so a friend and I went for a lunchtime walk at Green Park. Green Park is surrounded by some historic buildings and roads. These are some shots from that walk. Green Park is situated near Buckingham Palace, Green Park Tube station, Clarence House and St James’s Palace. From Green Park one can walk through to St James’s Park.

It was a lovely sunny day but cold. Imagine this, we were walking with our gloves on. There were others who were running or walking and enjoying lunch sat in the seats and on the grass. It was a pretty sight. Although the temperatures are still teethering between single and double digits it still is pleasant enough to get rugged up and go for a short not-so brisk walk. Walking is so much fun and liberating from  hours of sitting at the desk. I do a lot of sitting down with over 10 tube station stops to Green Park then at my desk,  so this is the sort of day when I try to get out for a short walk. Its good to have a bit of exercise, take in some fresh air and enjoy the beauty of nature. Green Park offers a great quiet place for short walks during lunchtime so in that sense it is quite handy.

Here are some photos from that walk.

I prefer walking in this park because I don’t have to brave traffic to get there and there is always fewer people and lots of lovely trees and tree-lined walkways. I love trees and love taking photos of them.

My friend and I enjoyed our 50 min walk through Green Park. The air was crisp and we felt rather good taking the walk during lunchtime. It gave us the chance to enjoy the park and to welcome the onset of Spring. Slow though it is, it was still a nice day, and am grateful for the simple pleasure of a walk in the park. It was enjoyable and free. Walking back to the office I thought to myself…Spring’s kinda slow this year.