A very nice autumnal day today, so found myself doing a 7.2km run out to the Grange Road fields and back into town through Sconce Park, happily listening to Radio 6 as I trundled along the empty harvested fields lined with berry laden hedgerows.
Soon the birds returning for the winter will be feasting on these.
A few butterflies were on the wing today, all white butterflies of various kinds. Big migrant hawkers still patrol the park in their angular flight patterns; mallards are coming back out of eclipse and unbelievably will soon be starting their pre-breeding fights.
And then there was this orb spider, a spider musketeer with a fleur de lys upon its back.
The earth begins to go to sleep for 3 months, but I won't.
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