Tuesday 21 August 2018

Running in the Second Spring

I've not done enough running this summer, thanks to cricket, so it was nice to be able to get out for 8km today, even if they were slow and stiff.

I went around the glittering Blue Lake, where the carp are getting even cheekier in the lagoon where you can't fish, basking so close to the water's edge you could lift them out. Most seem to be common carp, but there are some mirror carp in there too.

The recent and much needed wet weather appears to have brought on a bit of a second spring - along the cycling track there are a lot of wildflowers in bloom, of many species I can't identify although I can do the rather splendid clumps of toadflax that have appeared.

If it isn't actually toadflax, I'm now looking rather stupid.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 21.08.18


  1. Good to see all the flowers and it looks like Toadflax to me and very pretty it is too.

  2. I miss being able to go for a decent stroll - never been into running or jogging - but this year one hip joint often brings me to an agonising halt before I've got 1/4 mile. Fortunately it soon recovers so I manage an average of about 2km a day spread over several dog walking sessions.

  3. I hope you are able to do more John! It was a nice day yesterday.

  4. Looks like Toadflax to me too! Glad you're back running.