The cool (damp) trip out relates to the weather and not as in Cool that my grandchildren would say.
Though it is getting cool and damp out, it is a great time of the year to see nature closing down as seen by these colourful pictures taken at Debdale park whilst walking Pepe round.
This one near to the wardens offices
And this one at the two old disused lodges on Hyde Road.
Kids activity area.
As a bit of a project the past week found these dolphins at the back of the garage, put there and forgotten, so a bit of a mess. so it was out with the sandpaper and a good rub down and seemed no worse for wear after years in the open, resin you see!.
Were brown wood effect originally
Now painted with acrylic paints and sprayed with clear lacquer, so the finished result doesn't look too bad hey, they are going on the top of my lady friend Marjorie's porch!.
Marjorie is a keen gardener and has a beautiful garden at the front of her flat, but I don't think she would like the visitor to her garden my Sister in OZ had the other day.
I'm told it is a Blue Tongued Lizard, judging by the size of the flags it's on, it looks quite big.
So the slugs and snails that are about here at the moment with all this wet weather don't seem too bad now do they.
Yesterday though it was cool and damp it was off to Etherow country park with Marjorie, who is a carer this week for a friends 3 month's old puppy Alfie, who is a Border Terrier, very cute and quite intelligent for his age.
Had a bite of lunch and a chat with some of the boat club members at the nice Cafe ( under the balcony veranda so you are alright with dogs there), it cleared up enough for a walk round the lake with Alfie who seemed to enjoy all the new smells and would have loved to chase all the ducks I'm sure.
It was a bit mushy underfoot but the rain stayed off until we got back to the cafe for another hot drink to warm us up.
On the way round my friend asked what type of tree was the one with Bronze bark on, I'd asked the wardens years ago but had forgotten, but my friend Bob checked out on the internet this afternoon and found it was a Tibetan Cherry Tree!.
This isn't the one from Etherow but gives you an idea what we are talking about, just get's better every year.
On the way home we called to do a bit of shopping and just got home in time for another downpour, so it was a nice day in spite of the weather!
By the way met Amy Norah on Sunday going to Sunday dinner, "No" not another woman this one.
Amy Norah delivering to Tesco Ashton.
An elderly man went to his doctor and said "Doctor I think I'm getting senile. Several times lately, I have forgotten to zip up".
"That's not senility" replied the doctor, Senility is when you forget to zip down".
A middle-aged couple were entertaining an old friend they hadn't seen for years.
"Shortly after we were married" said the husband recapping their life story, "we were blessed with a lovely chubby creature with cute bow legs and no teeth".
"Oh how wonderful! exclaimed the friend "you had a baby!.
"No" said the husband, the wife's mother came to live with us!.
Its the way I tell em.!.
Thats all folks