You know…..I came off the mountain huffing and puffing, full of adrenaline, endorphins and sporting the 1000 yard stare. Hill sessions will do that to you.
I hammered along the road that round around the base of Gwaleod-Y-Garth. The cars a slow inconvenience, the trees a blur. The lane was gloomy in the lengthening shadows, but the railway crossing quiet. Thank heaven for small mercies.
I rattled through the farm and over the bridge, spinning along the Taff trail in its post commuter malaise. Then I slowed to a stop. The water reflected the autumnal foliage, beautifully. A seagull glided low and tracked the river. I heard a train approach and fumbled for my camera.
I love these moments. The juxtaposition of previous hard effort, set against cool, calm serenity, set in the now. Most of the time we fail to notice the detail, the curve of the leaves reflected in the river or the face frozen in the window. But every now and again. Just every now and again…..
Top image: Taff Trail train reflection (caught on Galaxy S4 in poor light). Above: Face in tube window.