Day 113 – Sign Of The Times…

Another store in our home town is closing down – a victim of changing shopping habits, sky high commercial rents and pressures on disposable incomes. It’s the only DIY/hardware store for miles around, and looks set to be replaced by yet another low end food store…

Store closure sign – iPhone XR
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Day 112 – Purple Carpet…

This beautiful spot is little known around here. It’s a small wooded hillside, and every spring has the most amazing display of bluebells and wild garlic. Today was a little bright for the best photos – an overcast sky works best for bringing out the subtle colour of bluebells.

Jackson’s Coppice – iPhone XR & Moment tele lens

Day 108 – Home Town Blues…

Our county town is Stafford. It doesn’t have many claims to fame – a castle (ruined), a wetland area, and a town centre jail. Like many medium sized towns in the UK, the town centre has been decimated by the trend towards out of town shopping centres. But there is this rather attractive park that runs right through it…

Victoria Park, Stafford – iPhone XR

Day 107 – Stretching The Legs…

Our 10 year old granddaughter wanted ‘an adventure’ today, so as it was fine we decided to climb The Wrekin. This 1335ft hill is the highest point around here, and although there is a clear and reasonably well maintained path, it’s still a fair climb – around 1.5 miles in distance, but almost 1000ft in elevation. Views from the top are amazing…

Lone tree, Wrekin summit – iPhone XR

Day 100 – Just Hanging Around…

There’s a street market in town every Wednesday, weather permitting. Most of the traders selling clothes use conventional clothes racks to display them, but this guy took a different approach, hanging clothes directly from the structure of his stall. Makes for an interesting display, especially in the wind .

Street market, Market Drayton – iPhone XR