Running from wayside pool to wayside pool my children play in waterlogged evening light. They delight in the feel of the water, the abundant life of tadpoles, dragonflies and the odd unexpected noises of the frogs.
Water is their favourite plaything - this is their second walk and play in the pools of the day - and they've enjoyed the mud around the house in-between. We started the walk with a warriors coating of mud and ended it with more.
They luxuriate in the sensations, the found things, and again I wonder all that we lost when we began to live so much within fall walls.