Last week was a strange, drifting kind of week with nothing much happening. There were so many things I should have been doing but for some reason I felt disinclined to do anything. We did manage to tidy up the garden a bit, of course since the clear up, the grass areas are covered in leaves again, the top paths near the pond are under water which is a nuisance. They always are at this time of year and no matter how we try we can't seem to get the drainage right. The black cat near the bird bath isn't one of ours, he lives across the road but seems to like our garden and is very friendly, he rubs around my legs whilst I'm pegging out the washing and likes to be tickled behind the ears. Both of our cats are nearly 20 years old and don't go out in the garden as often as they used to.
We did have a lovely walk around Trentham last week, one side of the lake was closed so we walked along one edge and then up around the very top of the gardens. The autumnal colours were wonderful.
I took the photos below on Bonfire Night (5th November) just as the sun was setting and the light fading.
They were taken about three or four minutes apart.
The change in the colour and texture of the sky in such a short time was amazing.