This was my best photo of the week because it had all my favourite elements in it. Firstly there is my tranquil section of the river. I am happier without the boat as it makes the river look busier. It went today. Then there is Zach my german shepherd dog with stick in mouth – his favourite pastime particularly in this hot weather. But the item which I particularly liked was unexpected; the stand with the monkey on it. I have walked this stretch of the river every day, at least once per day and often more, for the last two years . I often stop at this beach to throw sticks and let Zach swim. Never have I seen this stand. I love the way the tree roots have wrapped around it as though to hold it in position. To stop it washing away in floods and high tides. The monkey, one of my favourite animals, sitting atop it. Its stomach squashed. Was it a child’s toy or perhaps a dog’s squeaky plaything? The photo was taken with iPhone 4s no editing.