Got a good 10km run in this evening, out to Hawton Vilage as the sun set mainly unseen behind thick grey cloud, my neon yellow arms must have stood out like beacons as I ran through the field at the back of Grange Road.
LAte season flowers are out, lots of astors in folks' gardens, and i that Grange Road field, a lot of some species or other that came in both yellow and white flavours. I kept going on, scaring up little birds that just became dark brown shapes in the fading light, before emerging from the fields in Hawton, and a lovely encounter with a barn owl as it flew low over the field next to the River Devon where it flows through the village.
Came back into town through Sconce Park, which was full of people out dog walking into the darkness. Being a runner I am always wary of off the lead dogs, as there are many local twerps who insist their darling staffy should be allowed to be off the lead everywhere, but luckily these were all good dogs.
I ran along the river, enjoying the lights reflecting on the water as always, but also seeing bats flitting about underneath the bridge! Late in the year for them, but if the nights aren't too cold, well, they will be about apparently.
I'd forgotten the joy of a twilight run.
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