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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 17th December, 2017)

Snow, Tree


Snow, Tree
Snow, silhouettes and sunset - Pendlebury Lane, Haigh, Wigan

Photo: David  (Canon SX200)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 17th December 2017 at 01:04

Good photo, but isn't this the same tree we saw on DEC 4TH. Maybe from the opposite direction though.

Comment by: Sue on 17th December 2017 at 06:19

Just add a bit of glitter and you have a Christmas card.lovely

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th December 2017 at 09:19

In the Bleak Midwinter.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th December 2017 at 09:30

Its beginning to look like Christmas!

Comment by: Julie on 17th December 2017 at 09:48

"Lovely" photo David.

Comment by: Maurice on 17th December 2017 at 10:14

I like lone trees,this is a different tree Derek,and another place.

Comment by: Garry on 17th December 2017 at 12:08

Brrr I need more coal on my fire, and have a drop of sherry.
Well done, David.

Comment by: Veronica on 17th December 2017 at 12:51

Shove up Garry then we can all get near!

Comment by: Garry on 17th December 2017 at 13:02

No problem Veronica, I'll get more sherry and glasses out ready.

Comment by: Alan on 17th December 2017 at 13:06

Garry i envy your coal fire but not to make it on a cold morning...and the sherry Aaaahhhhh not for me, i wont be coming round.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th December 2017 at 13:36

I'll have Alan's Sherry, Garry! And that Veronica's hoggin' all t'fire!!

Comment by: Veronica on 17th December 2017 at 14:29

We used to take it in turns 'poking' the fire and didn't toast taste good - done in front of a roaring fire? I know you had to fight to get a good place little-friend - Irene. I had my own stool in the corner and my legs stretched out over the fender. The draft coming from under the kitchen door was horrendous. My dad's Army overcoat managed to stop it a little bit rolled up on the floor. Happy days????????

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 17th December 2017 at 15:55

Best get some Horlicks in Garry in case Howard decides to turn up.

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th December 2017 at 16:02

Yes, they WERE happy days, draughts and all! Our Army Overcoat went on the bed when it had done its stint as draught excluder!

Comment by: Arthur on 17th December 2017 at 16:25

I remember pubs having coal-fires in Winter, use to be so cosy drinking my Gill of bitter in front of a roaring fire. A great atmosphere.

Comment by: Garry on 17th December 2017 at 16:37

Irene, Alan's Sherry is all yours. Veronica, I have toast done on my coal fire almost every morning and night, and you're right it has a taste like no other. There's a certain thrill watching TV with no lights on in front of roaring coal fire. All the best.

Comment by: Alex on 17th December 2017 at 16:40

Thumbs up to coal fires this Christmas, although I have gas central heating.
Nice Winter shot David.

Comment by: Alan on 17th December 2017 at 16:43

Why do some like to live in the past ??????

Comment by: Veronica on 17th December 2017 at 17:37

Alan we aren't living in the past - we just like to reminisce. We are sharing the good and the bad times. It was tough in the fifties after the war and it makes us appreciate what we do have in a materialistic sense.. I don't think we live in a better place now with all that we do have .....Well that's my opinion.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 17th December 2017 at 17:49

Why do some like to use six question marks when one will suffice?

Comment by: Veronica on 17th December 2017 at 17:59

Ozy leave Howard on Album ...'supposing' it's snowed in Haigh'!!! We don't want him 'supposing' in front of Garry's roaring fire!

Comment by: irene roberts on 17th December 2017 at 18:45

Some of us like to think back to the past, Alan. We DON'T "live there"...we just like to go back for a little while but we don't expect anyone to go with us should they be content with the present. I myself am happy in the present, without the draughts and the ice on the inside of bedroom windows, but it is only because of those things that I appreciate the comforts I have now, and in that they deserve to be remembered.

Comment by: Titus on 17th December 2017 at 23:31

Well said Irene Roberts. I love reading and reminiscing about the past, but I don't live there. Garry is really lucky to toast on his fire, without any electric lights. Your imagination can run wild with the smell and the taste not living in the past at all! I am eating it with you Garry, and sat with Veronica enjoying a sherry.

Comment by: Garry on 18th December 2017 at 02:53

I'm happy the way I heat my house by coal, the past is gone but not forgotten. Remember if there's a power cut it won't both me that much. Everyone to their own.
It's almost 3am and just finished off my bottle of sherry in front of my lovely fire. cheers.

Comment by: Veronica on 18th December 2017 at 06:33

Titus - all the best and remember me to Carol!

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