After staying indoors all day Sunday because of the constant rain, we were champing at the bit to get out and about on Monday so we were up early and set out to walk at one of our favourite places - Consall Nature Park.
This time we decided to walk down to the railway bridge and then up into the woods and pick up the Moorlands Walk and follow it as far as we felt like before turning back. It was a lovely morning, bright and clear, just right for a stroll in the woods and meadows.
We climbed up the steps in Booth's Wood, the last time we were here the Bluebells were in bloom, they had all but gone this time.
The wood had changed from blues to whites and we walked up through fronds of Cow Parsley and Hawthorne.
We climbed over the stile
which we crossed, following the signs to pick up the path to continue the walk
As we walked we saw two rabbits, a stoat and the lovely fellow below. It was strange that as we saw the pheasant we could actually hear a peacock calling which must have been in the garden of one of the houses in the distance.
After a while, conscious that we had to repeat the journey in the opposite direction we turned and made our way back along the path and through the woods
As we entered the country park again we went down to the ponds to see if we could spot any damsel flies. We didn't see any but the yellow flag iris were in flower and everything was looking so lush after the rain.