Turquoise Difference

We were pleasantly surprised yesterday to come across a "splash pad" half way along on a long hot walk home.  The water refreshed us as you would expect and gave us the will to go on. The kids darted through sprigs of water. My son looked down and discovered that the spurting water created a giant surface under which there were all kinds of cracks and a holes that when played with in a certain way allowed you to churn the water downwards into little crevices.  The colour of the concrete bathed us in a turquoise light that intensified our relief and insisted on how different this day was from all the wet and chilly days that preceded it. It cast a shimmery light that backlit new possibilities.