Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 10th July, 2014)
L&L Canal, New Springs
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
Nice photo Ron. Good old Wuchie Rook in the background. Or should I say Woodshaw Rook.
Lovely composition Ron..very pleasing to the eye.
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!
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
Tom..isn't that a beautiful poem and of course a song..my Sister-in-law used to sing it beautifully.
Thomas. I think that was a popular song ,maybe the 70s.
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' !
Mick...the Earth itself is a slag heap. Just remove all the greenery and what have you got? Ugliness personified!