I hadn't realised that I hadn't been to Sconce and Devon Park for a month at least after my return to work, and wanted to go down today to see if I could photograph any dragonflies, this being peak season for common darters.
Well I didn't find any, although there were a few migrant hawkers zipping about at a distance. But, I found some nice bees and flowers, and it was good to be nature hunting away from work. The season may be winding down but I have no intention of becoming less active.
It does seem that for a lot of folk in this town, normal life has been restored. There is a bar in town that is usually jammed with folk doing their "Eat Out to Help Out" thing, another bar that has non-socially distanced fights outside every Friday, and a pub that is putting on indoor gigs again.
Me, I am far more cautious, and I'm one of those folk who have been left a little bit damaged by this whole pandemic experience, luckily only psychologically rather than physically by the virus itself. But I will go on as long as it takes, if I have to spend Christmas alone then that is what I will do.
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