Spring Clean by Steve Carter (Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ3)
Verdant spring foliage brings life back to the environment within Haigh plantations.
Comment by Mick on 9th May 2018 at 06:24
You wouldnt think you was in Wigan when you see views like that.
Comment by Maureen on 9th May 2018 at 08:00
What an absolutely beautiful view,it looks like a little fairy glen...it does me good just to look at it..food for the soul.Thank you Steve.
Comment by Fred Mason on 9th May 2018 at 08:34
Not been there for many years but it seems to be on the walk down from the gates on Wigan Lane to the river.Is this correct, Steve?
Great photo, keep 'em coming.
Comment by irene roberts on 9th May 2018 at 08:35
Brings back so many memories, both of childhood and more recent years. The Plantations are part of all our lives in Wigan. That photo would make a very difficult jigsaw puzzle!
Comment by Veronica on 9th May 2018 at 08:46
Such a familiar sight - never seems to change.
Comment by Philip Gormley. on 9th May 2018 at 10:57
A smashing photo, Steve.
And perhaps in time, travellers might be able to make a 'stronger case' for what now appears to be the head of large wild animal, shown on the left and beneath what I think is a young sycamore tree ... those lovely greens do have an intoxicating effect.
Comment by Veronica on 9th May 2018 at 12:17
Thats the artist in you Philip -you can see all kinds of things with imagination! ( I can see it too - its looks like a 'laid back lion');o))......
Comment by Mick on 9th May 2018 at 12:24
Phillip thats called Dead Man Rock, you can see the two eyes but the mouth an nose are getting covered by the trees.
Next time Im in there I will snap then off.
Comment by Philip Gormley. on 9th May 2018 at 14:29
A laid-back lion?, Veronica.
I'd been considering the primates, and in particular the baboon. But as I've never stood before Dead Man's Rock, and because of who you are, ... I'll give way.
And what about Mick providing me with one of those electric ... 'things'; I hadn't known that the locals had chronicled this spooky image previously.
Don't forget your secateurs Mick, as further erosion should provide future travellers with more of the heebie-jeebies.
Comment by irene roberts on 9th May 2018 at 15:04
I'm sure there is nothing wrong with your eyes, Philip, or the artist in you as our Veronica says.....it's the beer that has the intoxicating effect....in fact I can see TWO lions! (Only joking!).
Comment by Veronica on 9th May 2018 at 16:10
That's gives me an idea Irene- we could go on Safari- get the old Haigh Hall tractor going again!
Comment by Philip Gormley. on 9th May 2018 at 16:36
Jeepers creepers, Veronica! On second thought (with continued regard for who you are) I believe you're right; it really does look like a lioness.
Comment by Anne on 9th May 2018 at 18:02
I can see a cat of some sort and I can see why it's called dead man rock, it also has a skull like resemblance.
Nice photo though.
Comment by Rev David Long on 9th May 2018 at 20:43
I see an elephant - with a truncated trunk.
Comment by Veronica on 9th May 2018 at 21:18
Thats settled then- Safari here we come! That'll stop the 'Barefoot Contessa' at the Hall in her tracks. ( I need to stop watching all these old films!)
Comment by irene roberts on 9th May 2018 at 21:51
Except "Brief Encounter", my dear! x.
Comment by Richard on 9th May 2018 at 22:34
I see an alien "grey!"
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