I always like running on Sundays, because I can listen to whichever comedy show they have on at midday. "The News Quiz" is my favourite, but today was "Just a Minute". This keeps my mind sharp, as I'm always listening out for repetitions.
Middle age is upon me.
So I ran, Radio 4 in my ears, to Beacon Hill Park, to see if I could find any burnet moths with their cartoon curly antennae on the little clumps of scabious that grow there.
There weren't any, but we had a full selection of bees at work. A very tired white tailed bumble, a tree bumble, early bumbles, and several stunning golden carder bees of some species so vivid they looked like they'd been gilded.
Beautiful, and to say it was a grey day that shortly afterwards emptied several clouds on me in a short time, a gratifying sight.
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