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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 10th July, 2014)

L&L Canal, New Springs

L&L Canal, New Springs
Slag heap behind.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Pentax k100D)
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Comment by: Mick on 10th July 2014 at 00:05

Its good how they have managed to get trees and shrubs growing on the slag heaps to hide them.

I remember the one at Chisnall Hall next to the M6 having different things planted on it to see which grew the best

Comment by: Ken R on 10th July 2014 at 00:08

Nice photo Ron. Good old Wuchie Rook in the background. Or should I say Woodshaw Rook.

Comment by: Maureen on 10th July 2014 at 08:51

Lovely composition Ron..very pleasing to the eye.

Comment by: Syd on 10th July 2014 at 13:30

Nature is just magnificent, Given a bit of TLC and a helping hand, it can even turn a slag heap into a thing of absolute beauty. We can learn a lot from our friend, "nature". Great photo!

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh on 10th July 2014 at 13:48

A really nice shot. I'm reminded of this poem.

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

-- Joyce Kilmer

Comment by: Maureen on 10th July 2014 at 16:06

Tom..isn't that a beautiful poem and of course a Sister-in-law used to sing it beautifully.

Comment by: Ron D on 10th July 2014 at 16:59

Thomas. I think that was a popular song ,maybe the 70s.

Comment by: tricia on 10th July 2014 at 20:10

It was a 1950's hit by the Platters.
We found an old LP of theirs when we lived in Singapore.
Although I used to sing 'I think that I shall never see 2 dinners on one plate for me' !

Comment by: Jemmy on 12th July 2014 at 18:19

Mick...the Earth itself is a slag heap. Just remove all the greenery and what have you got? Ugliness personified!

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