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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 25th February, 2020)

Old and New

Old and New
Young daffs in the 800 year old Sarcophagus in Standish church yard.

Photo: Poet  (Lenovo TAB 2 A10-70F)
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Comment by: Philip G. on 25th February 2020 at 00:06

As small as their flowerheads are, I think there's more to come from them, Poet. I like the stonework, as well.

Comment by: Mick on 25th February 2020 at 06:08

I bet who ever was originally put in there never thought they would be replace by some dwarf daffodils

Comment by: Maureen on 25th February 2020 at 07:39

A very pretty shot..thank you poet.

Comment by: irene robertsI on 25th February 2020 at 08:06

Nothing heralds Spring more than daffodils, and how lovely that something so old is being used to display something so fresh and young.

Comment by: Anne on 25th February 2020 at 08:13

These could be a variety called tête-à-tête, they are earlier than their cousins. Lovely piccy for a morning such as this.

Comment by: FrW on 25th February 2020 at 12:58

Rest in Peace from life we lease,
It’s time for me to sleep,
to rest my head upon this bed,
and wait for what’s to come .
What will I find , as I unwind ,
to meet a bright new dawn,
a golden bed upon my head,
on one Spring freshly morn...

Comment by: Veronica on 25th February 2020 at 13:26

What I would give for that lovely stone sarcophagus. I would fill it to the brim with rockery plants and spring bulbs. A beautiful garden feature....

Comment by: Pat McC on 25th February 2020 at 13:53

What a difference the daffodils make. A very 'grey' scene is transformed into a beautiful early spring morning. The very best time of year - when crocus, daffodils and red currant bushes bring the first colours to our gardens, after a long wet winter.
Thank you Poet.

Comment by: Philip G. on 25th February 2020 at 18:51

I'd once refused a hollowed, sandstone block, such as this. It was about a third of its size, had no drainage hole, nor content - just cranalled stone work that held lichen on one of its four outer walls. And for such a prize, the gentleman from the neighbouring big house had later payed my friend 'old' Bill, £25 - myself, later refusing all for 'a part played'.

Comment by: Veronica on 26th February 2020 at 13:43

I would have snatched Old Bill's hand off Philip...there must be 'Old Bill's' in every town, there's one near me, but I don't think he's all that much older than me!

Comment by: Philip G. on 26th February 2020 at 20:26

Gone now has 'owd' Bill, Veronica. I think you'd have liked him. He furnished his raspberry canes religiously each year, rooted his early chrysanth's cuttings and germinated his onion seeds in the heated case that he'd made for himself and brought from beneath his greenhouse bench each January for just a few weeks. His collection of chrysanth's was mainly of early 'sprays', which included several from the Hardwick range - his favourite was Hardwick Lemon. And many were the sprays he'd sent to Birchley St Mary's. Take care.

Comment by: Veronica on 27th February 2020 at 11:07

He sounds like my old neighbour. But as he was an ex- headmaster I don't think I would have dared call him Owd Jack!

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