Hi everyone, we have a had a few outings over the past week but my favourite was a trip to Biddulph Grange last Thursday. If we had taken heed of the weather forecast we might not have gone but...we had a big umbrella and waterproof coats so off we went.It was raining a little when we left here to travel the 25 mile trip South and as we got closer it seemed darker and still raining. We got to the car park and the heavens opened. We sat for a while and it seemed to ease so we got out and headed to the cafe for a warming coffee and scone. This is the view from the front of the cafe... ...and here are our coffees and scones.Not quite what we were expecting - but tasted good all the same. Of course it is here at the start of our walk that I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday The rain wasn't easing much more so we decided to do the short walk.
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
T stands for - the choice...
...so, through the gateway...
...and onto the Dragon path...
..a look back at the shelter and the bridge.
The paths were quite wet.
The Tulips had a great backdrop of Wisteria
At this point, just as we were about to take a turn onto the shorter route the rain stopped so we continued onto the longer route.
A new walkway has been constructed outside the grounds - we need to investigate another time we think!
One of the paths we used to take is now closed
A huge puddle but love the reflection
Looking back towards the cafe
The Pine Walk - we will be back here in June
We took the scenic route to a garden centre before going home (it has a craft shop attached) This looking out over the Staffordshire countryside.
The rain started again as we arrived at the Garden Centre.We had been very lucky!
We have had rain at some time every day for a few weeks now but the weather forecast is for drier weather over the weekend - hurray!!!
Thanks for looking, Chris
Posted by pearshapedcrafting at 20:03:00