|Bridge over Untroubled Water...|
|Toss the twig on the right....|
|...run to the left to see who wins!|
The Dollis Brook is very slow moving, so even though this bridge is not very wide at all, I still had a few moments to wait, trying to guess which of my twigs would be the winner. Well... i was playing by myself, so i did need to have more than one twig to add an element of suspense and possibility to the game! ... though it was nice to find myself constantly winning the game (though i guess the corrollary to that is that I was also losing every game)
I did check the web when I got home, to discover that not only does Poohsticks have its own wikipedia entry [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poohsticks], but that there is indeed a "World Pooh Sticks Championship! http://www.pooh-sticks.com/ Apparently, one of them is held on the River Thames!
Because it is so shallow and slow moving, it was also looking amazingly reflective today, mirroring back the trees and clouds, the movement of leaves on the surface just enough to give the reflections a slight watery tremor. I couldn't help but think of wandering past the Monet canvases in the Barnes Exhibition. Sweet....
|Leaves and sky in the brook|
|...and yet more leaves...|