Well, I never did get to play cricket and try out my re-modelled action today, as the weather this morning was terrible, and got worse as the afternoon wore on. Match called off at 11. So, I ended up watching Werewolf films while the rain blattered the window and made puddles for the collared doves to bathe in.
Eventually, the rain relented and I was able to get out running for a little while. I headed up to the poppy field to find the first of no doubt many photoshoots taking place there - a small child being encouraged to pose with a flower behind her ear by her parents.
Of rather more interest to me was the sight of meadow pipits engaging in their low hovering flight popping out of the poppies, before dropping back in like I'd seen them do in the ferns up on Ilkley Moor. I figure they were "mipits" because they weren't going up into high flight like a skylark, but I could be wrong.
Please let there be better weather tomorrow.
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