November 29th – ‘Go into town, they said. You’ll meet other geese, they said. Seems to be working.’
Not much nous in your average Canada Goose.
You wouldn’t believe how many shots I had to take of this before I got one where the bird hadn’t moved.
February 5th – I know little about this, and although peripherally aware of the Aldridge Garden of Reflection for some time (if that’s the right name), I’d never stopped to look. Today, passing through the town on my way home, I stopped to check it out.
On the corner of the High Street and Little Aston Road is a small, landscaped and sculpturally paved area with benches, flowerbeds and decorative friezes in the paving. It’s very sweet, and a little oasis. The reliefs in the paving relate to aspects of Aldrige life – history, present and so forth. There’s an interesting large compass too, pointing out the nearby major landmarks. Overall I was very impressed.
Not sure who was behind this, although Aldridge Rotary Club are mentioned. I must find out more about it.
I wish I’d stopped to look here sooner…
January 20th – Spinning out a bit further, I headed towards Ogley Junction for the hell of it. I’m feeling better now and I wanted to hammer my legs. Coming along the canal near Lindon Road, this vista on the Anchor pub and bridge opened up. I love the colours in the reflections.