Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 26th February, 2013)
Liz ,A lovely photogagh .Where in Gathurst is Porters Wood, ideal walking territory it would appear .
How lovely Liz.....I can almost hear the water...it is a magical photo and yes may I have a copy for my album please.....cheers!!!
Hello Liz, excellent composition, do you live close by?
To see what this stream will look like in spring see:-
This photo should make tricia day because it was only last week when she was asking this question
Anyone.... some good pics of Gathurst lately but does anyone ever take their camera into Porters Wood these days please?
What a nice image Liz - very well taken. Nikon3100 - Great camera, everyone should have one. Nice to see the ladies featuring.
stunning photo. i've not been there for years.
"For men may come and men may go,
But I go on for ever." from "The Brook - Tennyson" : worth a read: http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-brook-2/
Nice photo but I think what might have happened here is Liz husband set up the camera and then just let Liz to press the shutter button.
Thomas(Tom)Walsh, routes 01 to 07 in http://www.wigan.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/DA80E0B2-6404-47C1-8873-055B31B89D5D/0/OrrellStatements.pdf may be of interest.
BTW, was that you on "Any Answers" Radio 4 23/02/13 ?
Neil ,thank you very much for that information ,I will make it one of my walks in the next few weeks.
Yes it was me on Any Answers , I'm a great devotee of both that program, and Any Questions . Over the years I've been fortunate to have been able to make a contribution on quite a number of occasions . Thank you again .Regards Tom.
Childhood memories, I spent many happy hours playing in porters wood and making dams for that stream.
Thomas, you didn,t answer Ernest,s question about where you took the PaD 21st Feb from, i would be interested as well. He suggested you were on a double decker bus or up a lamp post. I come down School Lane 5 or 6 times a day and i have looked at the view and you either have to be near the top of the lane or in someones front bedroom to have got that view. Half way up the lane you cant see the top of Winter hill clearly for the trees at the front of St Wilfrid,s church, so, where DID you take it from
Roy ,sorry I haven't answered Ernest Pyke's
query regarding the position from which I took the shot on PaD 21st February .Very remiss of me . I took it from the pavement ,
I held my camera above my head and pressed , and hope for the best.
Eee Liz. You have taken me back 50 yrs. Taking jam (if we were lucky) butties and a bottle of water to have a good mooch in the woods. Mum came with us at first then when we were older we went on our own. wonderful times
Thanks, to everyone for your kind comments.
I'm glad my photo has evoked happy memories for some of you.
Porters Wood is a wooded valley wedged between Gathurst, Kitt Green and Crooke, and is a special place for me too. The wild garlic shoots are just beginning to show,soon to be followed by the bluebells.
Mick, all my own work, I submitted the photo after seeing Tricia's post. It was a happy co-incidence that we had been there two days earlier.
Ernest, I don't live too far away,we usually park the car at Crooke and walk from there.
And finally, from one Lizzie to another - I'm honoured that my pic is going in your album!!!
Lovely photo Liz.
Thinking whellies short breeches and spending sunny days in streams like this how great it was back then. A. Cracker this is .
Nice shot Liz :)
I walked through there every day on the way to School at Gathurst from Kitt Green.
Spent nearly every holiday during the 1950's in Porter's Wood. So many adventures. Most good - some not.
Thanks Roy; I`m amazed at Tom`s reply. Never would have thought it!
Looks like a big Octopus about to enter the stream ...on the left.
Thank you Liz, very honoured to have it in my album and it also makes a beautiful wallpaper on my iPad now I have tidied up my apps....cheers from one Lizzie to another...... :-)
Jean, you do have a vivid imagination!
A one legged Octopus maybe.
Yep octopus.....I can see it Jean.....cheers!!!
Great pic spent many hours there as a kid 60 years old still count as a kid
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How on earth did I miss this???? I have only just seen it. Thank you so much Liz.
You're welcome, Tricia.
I live in London now but often dream about going back to this place where I once walked. Magical picture.
Oh my god I took a walk down memory lane .into porters woods only to be met by a 9ft fence telling people not to enter. This area as been many a at ground for us as kids .if this is ment be private land how come there as been work on.pathways .what is the world coming to