Photo-a-Day (Friday, 12th June, 2020)
Near the Fish Pond
Such glorious trees, and a great treat for the bees too.
Wow, now that’s a beauty.
Beautiful Dennis, simply beautiful. Smashing photo lovely colours "well done"
Once again my lovely favourite place, thankyou Dennis for this beautiful picture of this lovely tree, near to the fish pond, it always brings back some good memories of my childhood years.
That is amazing ! What a burst of colour, never seen so many blooms on a rhodie. Well captured Dennis.
What an absolutely beautiful tree
Thank you Dennis.
What a beautiful splash of colour...it made me gasp when I saw it. I have very happy memories of the fish-pond at Haigh Hall. A special place. Lovely photo.
That's a beautiful Rhododendron Dennis, they produce lovely colours, the sight of Summer.
Lovely pic ! Brilliant colours and shade.
Wow! that's a beauty!and a cheerful sight too.
Wow...when I opened this on my computer screen, the whole room lit up.
Great photo, Dennis.
Just what we need on a day like this.
this scarlet colour was lord crawfords favorite good photo dennis
Just what's needed a lovely 'splurge' of deep pink flora to brighten the day..
That's a stunning photo Dennis, very sharp and vivid colours ,probably the nicest this year, well done.
Britain must have been a depressing dull place to live before our botanist brought all these lovely coloured trees back from abroad.
Now that's a really good photo, thanks for making a wet day full of sunshine.
I daresay some of the blossom has blown off by now with the wind..
Super picture. But it has taken me ages to try and comment on the new Wiganworld. What a mess having to scroll down a lot of empty space instead of everything being clickable on one page. Also the typeset is too light and I can only just see it. Sorry (my usual fave Website) Wiganworld but I find your new website too "messy" BBC didn't something similar and I stopped using that..
Looks like an impersonator is on board.. That's a troll if ever there was, definitely not me! Actually it's quite clear cut ....
Bring back the old Photo-a- Day and Wigan World format.
Many thanks for all your kind comments, you have all inspired me to take my little camera for more walks looking for photos.
I agree with Garry.Old format much better.
Cyril - the nectar on rhododendrons is toxic to honey bees - but okay for bumble bees. The resulting honey is also toxic to humans....
We're better off without these bushes, beautiful as they are, as they also carry diseases which kill off our native trees. That's why most of the rhododendrons in the park have been taken out. I expect individual, isolated specimens like this have been left because they make a good show.
Apologies, Veronica. When I was entering my text I must have seen your name in my subconscious and typed it instead of mine! I should have typed Lynne! Strange how the mind plays such tricks. At least I managed to get my point across. I really am struggling with the new website. The iPhone mob have preference over us "oldies"
That's ok Lynne - I know that there's not many ' Veronica's ' about so I was on my guard! ;o))
I didn't know that David and looked it up, however I now remember seeing an episode of the Hairy Bikers when they were in Turkey and bought some hallucinogenic honey which I've found was from Rhododendron nectar, this mad honey is also very popular in the Himalayas too apparently, where as we know Rhododendrons abound, though I'll be sticking to Orange Blossom Honey.
Hairy Bikers Ride Again. Si & Dave Do Turkey Pt 2. Series 2 · Episode 4.
Some good information their Rev
WOW! That says it all for me. Well done Dennis Seddon.