Had to walk down into town today. Needless to say it was wet and I saw lots of snails and slugs on the way. I also saw lots of elderflower bushes, the natural ones, with their blooms heavy with rain, but I also noticed in quite a few gardens the cultivated variety with pink flowers and dark maroon coloured leaves and stems.
I'm always amazed at how many green areas there are just off the main city streets.
I think these are left from when the city was, infact still is, made up of six separate towns each having their own centre. I was on my way down to the shops in the southern most town of Longton.