With unusually mild weather, a friend and I went for a walk near mom’s place.
I had grown up traipsing through this forested area we called “down the woods.”
I have many memories of walking along these tracks from when I was very young and into my teenage years.
These ponds, the Westminster Ponds, were a bit farther than I would usually go as a kid. But a couple of winters they froze over solidly and mom and I would go there to skate.
On this walk, the weather was spring like and the sun was warm and glowing across the landscape.
It’s officially a conservation area now.
I’m happy to know that this beautiful part of the London landscape will remain a refuge for wildlife as the city continues to sprawl toward the highway.