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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 7th January, 2010)

Snowy Lane

Snowy Lane
This is a tree on Sandy Lane in Orrell that is covered in snow, behind it some locals are building a snowman in the middle of the road, maybe they just couldn't tell where the pavement ended and the road began.

Photo: Sarah Mills  (Panasonic DMC - FZ38)
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Comment by: Ken R Toronto Canada on 7th January 2010 at 00:28

You have definitely more snow than we have

Comment by: Karl Swift on 7th January 2010 at 00:51

Another beautiful photo :)

Comment by: Sheda (Singapore) on 7th January 2010 at 02:46

Wowww... shall I be there next Dec/Jan? I want to experience what it's like.. :D

Comment by: A parr Australia on 7th January 2010 at 07:22

The best winter scene so far. Great photo

Comment by: Cathy B on 7th January 2010 at 07:53

Hopefully the snowman is in the middle of the mini-roundabout!

Comment by: peterp on 7th January 2010 at 08:32

snowman built on mini island note sign on left, new meaning to traffic calming measures.

Comment by: Ron D on 7th January 2010 at 09:42

Nice one.Good composition .Tels a story .I agree with A Parr. Best winter scene. Well done.

Comment by: David on 7th January 2010 at 11:34

You have really captured the season.

Comment by: janet on 7th January 2010 at 12:22

I love it, love it, love it....I am so envious, wish I could be there to enjoy it. Great photo!!!

Comment by: Syd on 7th January 2010 at 13:57

These snow scenes are absolutely fabulous to see, from a detached comfortable position!
But I remember the Slush when it thaws, then trying to manage walking over the frozen slush.
Many an elderly person broke thier ankles trying to negotiate these frozen obstacles.
I left Wigan in 1966 and now reside in Australia, tomorrow will be 36 degrees.
I'll have a swim, enjoy a few beers and remember ever so vividly why I left Wigan in the first place.
Don't misunderstand me, Wigan is a great town, but believe me, God was showing off when he made Australia.
Sheeda,(Singapore) you seem totally besotted with Wigan.
Please, go there to Live for a few years, don't ramble on about how jealous you are, go and live there and fulfil your lifes ambition.
I am a Wiganer Through and Through and to all Wiganers, I wish you all the very best, that the new year can bring.
Believe me I remember oh so well!

Comment by: Susan (Spain) on 7th January 2010 at 17:35

Gorgeous photo. Pouring with rain here and very miserable. Please keep the photos coming. Take care.......

Comment by: anna on 7th January 2010 at 23:35

lovely picture,but soooooo dangerous now its solid ice,would like to be were you are sid.

Comment by: Sheda (Singapore) on 8th January 2010 at 02:48

Thanks for your advice, Syd.
I might just do that.

Comment by: Roy on 8th January 2010 at 10:31

Thanks for your best wishes Syd and the same to you from all of us in snowed up Wigan.I've been to Singapore and Australia,enjoyed both very much. What I like about the UK is its diversity.I've spent a lot of time in the sun[a place in Spain for 20 odd years]but it can get tiresome.I dont mind four seasons in one day as Bob Hope said.

Comment by: Syd on 8th January 2010 at 12:07

I,m so glad that my comments were taken in the good spirit that they were intended.
Sheda, go for it! don't die wondering, if you've concluded that Wigan could be your Shangri-la, go there and have the time of your life.
Roy you are so right, I lived in Queensland for about a year, the relentless sunny days nearly drove me nuts.
I live in Melbourne where you truly do get 4 seasons in one day.
I've just read that the temperature
in Wigan is minus 15 degrees C.
Now you know why I came to Australia, take care everyone,and be good to one another.
See Yah!


Comment by: A Bolton on 10th January 2010 at 14:23

Syd...I wanna thro up...Ive been to Melbourne ..its where my sister has lived for 30plus years..They dont like us POMS...and I dont think its Gods Country!!

Comment by: Syd. on 11th January 2010 at 13:37

A Bolton, I've had no problems in Melbourne being a "Pom" and I dare to suggest that neither has your sister (after 30 plus years).
Everyone to their own!
Take care of yourself and have a great new year:)

Comment by: A BOLTON on 12th January 2010 at 00:30


Comment by: Roy on 12th January 2010 at 09:34

Didn't have a problem being a Pom in any of the places I visited in Oz very helpful and pleasant folk.Liked Melbourne very much Syd,Oct,Nov 2008.An horrendous tropical storm one aft/eve,never seen anything like it before and i've seen some good storms in Spain.But they managed to play at the MCG the following day.

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