This morning when I was pulling my kit along Markwood Rd in Forest hills Gardens, not knowing where or what to paint, something caught my eyes from the right-hand side across the "Valley", which was in fact a big dip in the land between Markwood Rd and Deepdene Rd. I always liked to call it the Valley because it was way below the road surface level and people liked to play with their children or dogs there. And that something was the first sun ray on the "meadow" in contrast to the dark background. I felt a strong urge to express it. Therefore, I sat down and set up to paint it.