Under the trees, the view as I looked up was so gorgeous that I just had to lie down amongst the fallen leaves and twigs, and look up at it for ten minutes or so. One woman came over and asked me if I was alright. I said yes, I was just enjoying the beauty of nature. She gave me a half smile, half weird look, and went back to her phone.
(I didn't have a camera with me and don't possess a smartphone, so these are not my pictures, btw).
On the way home I passed a garden with a lavender bush that smelled wonderful as I walked past. I broke a tiny sprig off and put it behind my ear, and could smell it all the way home 😌 (where I discovered that the washing line had broken, and my washing was all over the garden. Ah well).
Note Sept 23: re the phone thing, on the Metro yesterday my companion and I looked around and every single person apart from one lady of around 70 (and us) was staring at their phones. Reminded us of Nosedive, from the Charlie Brooker Black Mirror series, in which one's whole life depends on one's star rating....