Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 26th March, 2014)
Spring in Scholes
lovely. I've waked past there many a time.
I love daffodils we have loads in our borders and rockery.
A sign that Spring is here.
Dont Wigan council do an excellent job in planting all these lovely golden daffodils.
I was wondering up there last week.
When all at once I saw that crowd,
of golden daffodils
They where just next to the Balcarres pub beneath a big tree
fluttering and dancing in the Scholes breeze.
Martin Ryan, of Rugby League fame, was the landlord in 1950s although it was The Balcarres Arms in those days, I don't know when Earl was added
The name of that pub always sounds like the title of a swashbuckling tale. Excellent piccy.
Spring in schools,can't be better,
Smashing PIC. Harry.
Lovely shot Harry, Spring is here and the birds are singing. In a few weeks time the daffodils will be gone and the trees will be in leaf, Magic.
This lovely photo has made me wonder: how many daffodils did William Wordsworth see?
the site of Wordsworth's daffodils is on the northern banks of Ullswater. I have seen it & it is as beautiful as the poem says. I do not know how many there were, but a lot!
Nice pick, nice pint ,can't be bad .
Phil, he saw a 'host', which in Wordsworth's time was 122.
its spring in scholes too.
Tom, I put a photo of the Balcarres arms on photo a day 28/3/2009 I think it was just after it had changed. It was my local in the late 1950's early 60's, and I started my stag party there in March 1966.
Thanks for your comments all.
Clumps of Daffodils always brighten up an area, there is also a grand display of Daffodils on both sides of Bolton Road Aspull.
Mick the Daffodil bulbs were more than likely paid for from the local councillors Brighter Borough Fund, and it's working too.
Cyril...there are Daffodils all over the Wigan borough, not just Scholes and Aspull.
Nice one Harry, great shot
Ten thousand saw I at a glance
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.