A run to Winthorpe today, a much closer and more stifling one than I had expected as I headed out along the river to the railway cottage at the edge of the village, before coming back through the houses.
As I reached Winthorpe Road estate, I found myself curious about the back streets there, streets I've never set foot on before. I ran past the modern rebuilt Bishops Alexander school, and behind that found that there was a sort of long narrow urban nature reserve along a path where the buddleia were growing wild.
Taking a break from running, I photographed the pollinators on the cloyingly sweet smelling flowers.
I then followed the path along the backs of the houses before emerging by the railway workers club.
It is always interesting for me to break new ground, to find a little bit of urban green space on an estate where a bit of nature can flourish.
Especially at a time like this.
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