The last couple of times Max and I have walked around Christ Church Meadow, a very nice and dapper Mr. Teddy has been sitting along the path, taking in the views. As we walked along the Cherwell and turned the corner toward the Thames, there he was sitting on a tree stump, looking back over the meadow toward Christ Church and Merton.
across the path, nearer to the river. He was sitting under a
tree, greeting all the passers-by--students as they jogged,
dogs as they were walked, tourists walking to the Thames.
You can see the rain-swollen and muddy Cherwell behind him, so with all the cold and wet, it's not a very hospitable place at times for a small bear. But he appears to be a brave bear, and thinks the views of Oxford are well worth the discomfort. Plus I think he's waiting for spring, for the daffodils to bloom along the river--something very worth waiting for.
|One of young Teddy's views-Merton Tower flanked|
by St. Mary's and the Radcliffe Camera.
|Merton College Tower|
from his tree vantage point.
|The daffodils are only up 4 or 5 inches at the moment, |
so hopefully he can stick out the winter and see the full
bloom. It will be so worth the wait--for all of us.