Photo-a-Day (Friday, 24th January, 2014)
Ancient Yew Trees
What tales these magnificent trees could tell, if they were in Lord of the Rings!!
....any idea how old they are?
i remember these trees so well, im 34 now, they was roughly 10ft tall back when i was 10 years of age, it goes to show that ' Miracle grow' really does work :-P x
beautiful. I love trees.I don't know Standish but I've just found ancestors connected to St Wilfrids and Standish Hall [as gardener]
I heard the Owls at Standish was once the old Standish rectory and the yews planted when the rectory was built so that makes the two yews as old as the building and thats very old
Nice image Mick. You can't beat nature for form and texture!
Spoiled by that rubbish. You should have moved it.
Andy are you sure these are the trees you saw when you were ten????
Mick, The Owls Restaurant which has been open approximately 40 years stands on what was the site of the Rectory. Photo by Ron Hunt on page 4 of the Standish photos.
Kath, you say you dont know Standish, but i presume you have seen the 117 photos relating to Standish on WW? If not, go to Album, Places Standish.
If you look at THE OWLS website it says that the building they now occupy used to be the stables for the rectory. It is a very old building.
Sorry, incorrect information .... my previous post should have said look at St Wilfids website ... that says that the Owls used to be the stables for the rectory.
This photo would have been much nicer had it been touched up a wee bit.
Jenny how could you! Gary will be up arms!!! However I do agree! a touch of hdr and tweak in levels would make an amazing difference - and no G. it is not cheating, merely what would have happened in the old dark room!
I think you would see even less if it was in a dark room Janice.
Where's Lizzie these days...Janice, is right...but she can't spell GARRY, Jenny, no touch ups please. There's no need if your good at taking photos.
And my hubbie wonders why I miss living in my beloved Wigan....the photos on here are amazing....I just wish I was back "home"
Why do some people want to "touch" up the photo`s? They wouldnt be "natural" then !
Ellen, No idea about the age but agree with what stories these trees could tell...