Down To (Below) Zero

It’s easy to think of drawbacks to running in cold weather, but one advantage lies in the intense urgency it lends to getting home again as rapidly as possible. Two miles, hot mug of coffee, Morning Prayer at St Helen’s in a bit.

I neglected to mention that yesterday morning, when I was setting out on my run, I saw a muntjac in the shadows of our Close. I’d seen a fox a week ago, but this was a first. We are situated near by the Ock River Park on one side, and a playing field bounded by trees and brush on the other, so it’s a welcoming habitat — but I appreciate these manifest signs of more varied life in our part of Abingdon.

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