'Puthery' is a word used in Staffordshire to describe those sorts of days which are warm, humid and breathless, and you can get a layer of sweat by just walking along quickly.
Today was one of those days. The sky was luminously gray - and not a ray of sun got through the cloud.
On the Teddesley Park Estate was this ancient oak tree - which has apparently been there since the before the days of William The Conqueror. You pass it on the Acton Trussell Walk