Because of the constant rain over the last day or two I've found myself thinking back to the beginning of the week when the weather was bright, clear and dry. I haven't taken many photos this week but those I did take seem to reflect those golden autumnal days of light and shade of shadows and reflections. Below are some of the photos I took as we were out and about.
On Monday we visited the busy market town of Nantwich. We parked behind the church but didn't linger as there was a funeral going on inside. I thought the tower looked wonderful against the bright blue sky.
We had morning coffee in the bookshop which is on the main street in one of the old black and white timber framed buildings that Nantwich and this part of Cheshire is famous for.
A walk along Welsh Row across the River from the main part of the town is an absolute delight if you are interested in historic architecture. I've taken you along there in a previous post.
Unfortunately this time no books were purchased in the drinking of this coffee. The shop had changed so much since our last visit when it was more a book shop and less a cafe. Now it is very much the other way around.
One of my favourite buildings in Nantwich is Sweet Briar Hall which was, as you can see from the description, lived in for a few years by Joseph Priestley, contemporary of all those famous names of the 18th century, names like Josiah Wedgwood, Matthew Boulton, James Watt and Erasmus Darwin, who were some of the illustrious members of the Lunar Society.
On Tuesday morning we went for a walk around the lake at Trentham and it was just so beautiful
The light on the trees and on the water was absolutely amazing, I'm afraid my photos don't do it justice.
It was so hard to capture the transient beauty of those few hours
The light on the water played tricks with the eyes
and the camera lens
Something to remember the sensation of and keep in memory now these dull, rainy days have come upon us.
In the meantime the paint roller and brushes are out and the kitchen is being painted. We realised that it hadn't been done since we replaced all the kitchen units ten years ago. It was looking dull and forlorn.
At least it is something positive to do whilst the rain pours down outside.
Enjoy your weekend.