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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 31st July, 2020)


Gleade Wood, WInstanley

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Fuji X-T1)
Views: 2,239

Comment by: Janette on 31st July 2020 at 07:31

Creepy !

Comment by: Mick on 31st July 2020 at 08:11

Its funny the Winstanley mothers brigade have not started tying ribbons and leaving painted rocks around these exposed roots to keep the mischievous pixies happy.

Comment by: Garry on 31st July 2020 at 08:17

Looks cold and windy like in horror movies. Dracula springs to mind.
Very good once again Dave.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 31st July 2020 at 08:25

A group certainly worth snapping, though the scene would have been so much better had it been drenched in the remains of a thunderstorm. And if of coloured noble plume, a sunlit dingle of whirling steel with our D'Artagnan at the front. Are you there Dave?

Comment by: Dennis Seddon on 31st July 2020 at 08:52

There is a tree showing it’s roots like this on Copperas Lane, Haigh which I have been expecting to keel over for the last thirty years, but it’s still standing and I reckon it’ll still be there when I keel over.
Excellent photo Dave and better for being in black and white.

Comment by: irene roberts on 31st July 2020 at 09:02

I love this. The trees look alive, (well, I know they're alive but you know what I mean!) They remind me of the trees sliding down the embankment in "The Railway Children" but much creepier. .... "We're Coming To Get You!". ..... I think the black-and-white photography adds to the eeriness. Brilliant!

Comment by: Poet on 31st July 2020 at 09:33

Gloriously Bergmanesque . Just the place for Antonius Block to play chess with the Reaper.

Comment by: A.W. on 31st July 2020 at 10:22

I love this photo, looks like something Arthur Rackham would have drawn or some place in Narnia.

Comment by: Cyril on 31st July 2020 at 13:11

Fascinating tree roots, but that's a heck of a lot of soil erosion with the trees looking to be hanging on like grim death.

Comment by: Pat McC on 31st July 2020 at 13:45

They look as though they're marching. Wouldn't like to be walking in that wood at night time!

Comment by: XPat on 31st July 2020 at 14:06

A.W. Know what you mean . I was very lucky once to get a ‘me only’ viewing of a number of Arthur Rackham’s works in a private collection . Seeing an artists work so close up and without rush , I was able to appreciate the minute detail of his work , and understand how the art experts get to know the individual aspects of a particular artist.
I sense a great deal of anger in this picture , as if the exposure of the roots has allowed the nosey public access to the inner sanctum of tree world .

Comment by: Mick on 31st July 2020 at 14:21

A lady friend of mine as just sent me an email saying if you look carefully at the first tree you can see a womans head half way up the trunk

Comment by: Mick on 31st July 2020 at 14:23

She has swept back hair, big brown eyes and look like she is chewing a buttercup.

Comment by: Veronica on 31st July 2020 at 16:31

I suppose the roots are useful to get a foothold walking up brew, especially when it's 'slutchy'...

Comment by: Derek Platt on 31st July 2020 at 17:14

Mick are you describing the face on the tree or your lady friend. The face shape to me looks more like an animal . Maybe a bear or a raccoon.

Comment by: Philip Gormley. on 31st July 2020 at 18:09

I can see her Mick. Her long hair swept over her shoulders and reaching the right of the tree trunk. And her eyeballs - they're on stalks - she's scared of the path below.

Comment by: . Ozy . on 31st July 2020 at 18:30

Chewing a buttercup?...
I can see one half way up the first tree that resembles a chameleon that's projectile vomiting, but chewing a buttercup?....

Comment by: DTease on 31st July 2020 at 20:10

Big brown eyes? chewing a buttercup? looks like a bear or a raccoon? eyeballs on stalks?. Sounds like someone I once woke up next to after a long night on Tetley Bitter! She doesn't have a wooden leg, does she?
Being sober doesn't agree with me!

Comment by: Dtease on 2nd August 2020 at 10:54

I love your comments so comical and sardonic! Xx

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd August 2020 at 11:58

Oops that's my comment Dtease! incase you're wondering..

Comment by: DTease on 3rd August 2020 at 06:34

Thanks for letting me know Veronica, I thought I was going to have to go back on the tablets there for a minute!

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd August 2020 at 14:06

Or you would've had the 'nit pickers'on at you.. it doesn't take much ... ;o))

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