Saturday the 18th of February 2012 was a wet, cold and thoroughly miserable day. The park was bleak: a couple of filthy blocks of snow, the remains of giant snowmen, lay like strewn boulders on the dark, muddy grass. The sky was overcast and the trees black. The dogs were about as keen as me - come on lets get this over with.
Hey hey!!! What's this?
A giant fluorescent squid fluttering like a bolt of silk against the leaden sky. Well I wasn't expecting that!
It's rare dog walk that doesn't reward one with something to lift the spirits.