It's raining again! Just as well we had a good long walk yesterday because it doesn't look like we will get one today.
Yesterday, we walked through Shipley Park, around the old American Adventure theme park, up onto the main road and along to Heanor where we had promised to help a friend with her market research (receiving payment in chocolate for our troubles - we're so easily bought). After that, we did a little shopping in Heanor, had a coffee at Tesco and then walked back home through Shipley Park. A round trip - inculding diversions - of around 9 miles.
Growing along the path, although not easily seen is this small plant, Common Knotgrass (Polygonum aviculare).
Much larger and far more obvious are the White Poplar trees (Populus alba).
The leaves display a thick, white/grey powdery coating, from which it gets it's name.