The last few days have gone by so quickly and we have had an equal proportion of sunny and rainy days. Friday was fine in the afternoon and we walked down into town and up towards the library. I had my camera with me so I took a couple of photos along the way.
The distinctive Bottle Ovens of the Gladstone Pottery Museum. It has been a while since we visited, I think a visit may be called for again soon to see if there have been any changes.
Not far from the Gladstone Museum is the parish church of St James the Less. I loved the reflections of nearby buildings outlined on the tower.
and the Rowan tree in front of the church, full of berries.
On Sunday morning we walked at one of our favourite places - Consall Nature Park. Above the sun reflecting trees in Heron's Pool and below the steam train on the line of the Churnet Valley Railway near the station. You can see the Caldon Canal in the foreground with its very muddy towpath. Good job we had our wellies on.
Back through the woods to the sound of the 'tooting' steam engine which was being run up and down the line, the bellowing of a couple of cows in a field near the canal and the occasional cackle of a pheasant, heard but not seen.
This afternoon after the rain had disappeared and the sun came out we cleared a lot of leaves from the garden and filled up the wheelie bin ready for tomorrow's collection.
We were rather surprised to spot a new visitor to the garden.
It only stayed for a short time but I managed to get a rather bad photo of it through the window. A grey wagtail! We've never, as far as I know, had one of those in the garden before.
Earlier in the day we found evidence of another visitor to the garden......
a Badger had been rooting around!