Thursday 21 January 2016

Reflections on a Run

As I said, it was a superb day yesterday that even with cold temperatures, it was hard to stay indoors.

My final activity of the day was a gentle 7 km run taking in the two lakes, and by heaven they both looked beautiful. The air was so peaceful and the waters so still  that they sky was able to paint itself upon the water. I ran around, not worried about pace, taking plenty of photo-stops to record the colours.

The birds on view were the usual ones, just the geese and ducks, gulls still upon the smooth surface, reduced to dots by the salmon gold sky. The town was looking its best. The sun said goodbye to the day while I ran, replaced by an easy twilight.

A skein of canada geese flew overhead. The roost called them home as I arrived back at my flat. A robin flitted on the sycamore, and the sparrow's chatter was silenced.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 21.01.16

The cemetery in a lowering sun

The new sports centre

The moon under water

The Blue Lake looking south

A grebe in the clouds

A golden view

A coot before the reeds


  1. Some lovely photo's here ...

    All the best Jan

  2. Lovely poetic piece of writing here Si - and prose to go with it.

  3. It was a really nice evening, alas becuase I run on roads a lot my longer runs must be in daylight! Thanks for your kind comments