Photo-a-Day (Friday, 16th October, 2020)
Photo: Dennis Seddon (Sony DSC-WX200)
Its bird poop thats formed a pattern.
Maybe theres been a nest up in the tree or it could be a spot that an Owl sits pooing every night while waiting to catch its evening meal.
Let's FACE it Dennis, some folks do the strangest things. Is it owt to do with Halloween I'm thinking.
Like the pic by the way.
Trouble?? it's just a nail.
Looks like they could be trialing a new " Please don't film me Mick " signage. If sucessful, to be rolled out across the town :) Good photo Dennis
I agree it's that daft time of the year coming up... Halloween. Another over indulged export from America ....I don't recall celebrating this when I was growing up..
Alan, there is nothing there but fields and a few trees. Why would you cart your hammer and face all the way out there?
And why would they nail that black pudding up there as well ? Shades of the Wicker Man over in Haigh Dennis ? Keep to the towpath lads , keep to the towpath .
Are there moonlight rituals being observed out there Poet? Are there nubile young ladies dancing by the light of the moon? Is the “Unholy one” holding court by the side of the Cut? Is he preparing for Halloween? Or is it just the cheese butty I had for mi supper last neet?
A small nail and a brick will do.
Veronica, we didnt do all this Pumpkin & Trick or Treat nonsense either but I do remember we ' bobbed ' for apples floating in water & used to have a string with apples hanging from it & you had to try & get a bite of an apple with your hands behind your back, or trying to peel an apple without breaking the curly peel. All harmless fun which must have had origins in history.
It just MIGHT be that someone's ashes are scattered under the tree.
I know Veronica,you are right,it was just Bonfire Night we celebrated.Mind you,nobody in America is making us copy their festivities !
It would be an appropriate tree for that, TommyT - it looks like an ash which has yet to succumb to dieback disease.
All I know about Halloween was that it was termed as " All Souls Day" and we went to church, All Saints followed and the same again -we went to church. America seem to celebrate much more than we do - 'Thanksgiving ' , not sure about Groundhog Day - that may have been a film!
Halloween originated in Ireland a long while ago. It was taken to the USA by Irish immigrants at the time of the potato famine. Full details are on Google.
Maybe its there especially for pad.
At least it's not two faced.
Right so now the trees are wearing masks too!